While the reactions to the first Sonic the Hedgehog trailer were ridiculously bad, the movie had managed to pick itself up and became one of the most successful box office releases before lockdowns started. A sequel had been greenlit, and now director Jeff Fowler has confirmed production has wrapped.
He posts this photo of himself with a mushroom background:
That’s a wrap in Vancouver! Thank you to all the amazing cast/crew in this city… so much incredible talent helping make #SonicMovie2 truly special (and spoiler alert… EPIC! )
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 13, 2021
We don’t have any plot for the sequel yet, but we do know that Sonic’s family grows in the form of Tails and Knuckles. The first Sonic movie had also teased a game-accurate look for Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik. We don’t have any details on James Marsden’s role in the sequel, but seeing as he was the weakest part of the first movie, it would be great if we could just have a film that focuses on Sonic and his friends. I wouldn’t mind if Robotnik would be the only live-action character in the film at all.
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) May 13, 2021
Though video game movies are notorious for being bad, Sonic the Hedgehog managed to pull together and deliver a passable film. If anything, the filmmakers should just focus on making the film fun for kids who love or don’t even know Sonic. The old school adults may whine and bicker, but I guess they should be the secondary priority—something Lucasfilm should have learned before they made The Rise of Skywalker.
We don’t know when we’ll get our first preview for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but the film is set to hit theaters on April 8, 2022.