Sonic the Hedgehog 2 News is Confirmed by Paramount Pictures and SEGA.
Variety announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is in the development stage with no production start date as of yet. The sequel will have Jeff Fowler – who made his directorial debut with the first movie- back behind the camera once again, with Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script. Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, and Toru Nakahara are producing Sonic the Hedgehog 2, while Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, and Tim Miller are executive producing.
The cast has yet to be announced, but Jim Carrey has already revealed that he was just getting started with the villainous Doctor Robotnik character and that he hoped to fully realize the character.
Alongside the evolution of Carrey’s character, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will also fully introduce Sonic’s old buddy Tails, who was briefly featured in the first instalment. Recently, speaking of the characters and their arcs, Fowler teased, “there areso many more great characters to bring in and just more stories to tell.”
When the debut trailer for the first film dropped, many assumed that it would bomb, and Paramount received intense backlash from fans of the video game. But the film did exceedingly well. Despite the first installment’s theatrical run getting cut short, the movie became the highest-grossing video game movie of all-time domestically, in the brief amount of time it spent on the big screen. The hopes are therefore expectedly high for the sequel.
The cast and production start date will likely be announced soon, but until then we just have to wait to see what adventures Fowler and crew have planned for Sonic!
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