The official trailer has arrived for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the sequel to Paramount’s 2020 live-action/CG hybrid picture that took Sega’s beloved video game character to the big screen.
The next chapter finds Sonic (Ben Schwartz, returning as the voice) taking on a self-proclaimed vigilante role (“Blue Justice – trademark pending”) in Green Hills. Well, he’ll really have to prove himself a hero when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns. This time, the villainous mad scientist has a sidekick: Knuckles the Echidna, voiced by Idris Elba. These baddies will stop at nothing in their search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilisations. As the first film revealed in a mid-credit sequence, the sequel has Sonic teaming up with his own sidekick, fox character Miles “Tails” Prower, voiced by Colleen O’Shaughnessey.
The first film’s director, Jeff Fowler, and screenwriters, Pat Casey and Josh Miller, return in the same capacity for the follow-up. The cast also includes James Marsden, returning as Sonic’s human buddy Tom, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, and Adam Pally.
The 2020 film was a bit of a surprise hit, receiving generally positive reviews and performing quite well at the box office, topping $US319 million worldwide from a budget of around $US85 million.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be in Australian cinemas on March 31st and U.S. cinemas on April 8th, 2022.