Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) Release Info & Review

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a forthcoming American action-adventure comedy film based on Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog video game brand. The sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), directed by Jeff Fowler and written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller, starring Ben Schwartz repeating his role as Sonic the Hedgehog, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, and James Marsden and Tika Sumpter as Tom and Maddie Wachowski. Sonic teams up with Tails to stop Dr. Robotnik and Knuckles from discovering a powerful emerald that has the ability to both construct and destroy civilizations after the events of the previous film.

Following the popularity of the first film and the possibility of a Sonic the Hedgehog film series, Paramount Pictures stated that a sequel will be released in May 2020, starring Schwartz, Carrey, Marsden, and Sumpter, as well as director Jeff Fowler. Filming takes occur in Vancouver and Hawaii from March to June 2021.

Paramount Pictures, in collaboration with SEGA Sammy Group, will distribute Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in the United States on April 8, 2022.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)  Synopsis

Sonic is eager for more independence after beating Dr. Robotnik and sending him to the Mushroom world, and Tom and Maddie agree to let him stay at home while they go on vacation. Dr. Robotnik (now Dr. Eggman) returns from the Mushroom world with a new companion, Knuckles, in pursuit of an emerald that can provide the ability to construct and destroy civilizations. Sonic and his new best buddy, Tails, are now on a quest to recover the emerald before it falls into the clutches of Eggman.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) Movie Info

  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Original Language: English
  • Director: Jeff Fowler
  • Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara
  • Writer: Pat Casey, Worm Miller
  • Release Date (Theaters): Apr 8, 2022, Wide
  • Countries of origin: United States, Canada
  • Filming locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Cast

  • Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog: A blue hedgehog with human features and the ability to sprint at supersonic speeds. After defeating Dr. Robotnik in the first film, Sonic moves in with Tom and Maddie as a new member of the Wachowski family. Sonic meets Tails and sets off on a quest to get the emerald before Robotnik does while Tom and Maddie are on vacation.
  • Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik/ Dr. Eggman: A mad scientist and Sonic’s arch-nemesis, whose aim was to capture Sonic and utilize his super-speed to rule the world, but was defeated by the blue hedgehog and had all trace of his existence destroyed by the United States government. He intends to return to Earth, exact revenge on Sonic, and realize his aspirations of global conquest, now crazier than before as a result of being stuck on an alien planet for two years. Robotnik hooks up with Knuckles to track down the emerald, knowing full well that he’ll simply use him to accomplish his aim.
  • James Marsden as Thomas Michael “Tom” Wachowski: In the first film, the sheriff of Green Hills, Montana, assisted Sonic in recovering his rings and defeating Robotnik. Sonic’s adoptive father is now him.
  • Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski: Tom’s veterinary wife, who aided Sonic in the last film. After Longclaw, she is Sonic’s second adoptive mother.
  • Adam Pally as Wade Whipple: Tom’s top assistant
  • Natasha Rothwell as Rachel: Sonic’s adoptive aunt and Maddie’s elder sister

Miles “Tails” Prower and Knuckles the Echidna are also scheduled to make an appearance, as is Shemar Moore, who will play an unspecified role

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)

Production

By April 2020, Marsden had shown interest in a sequel that would include numerous characters from the video games, including Tails, who made an appearance in the original film’s mid-credits sequence. Director Jeff Fowler also showed interest in working on a sequel that would center on Sonic and Tails’ bond while also expanding on Dr. Robotnik. Later that month, Schwartz stated that the COVID-19 epidemic made it reasonable for Paramount Pictures not to have announced a sequel by that time, and that he was interested in a sequel with Tails and a more game-accurate representation of Robotnik. Later that month, Sonic the Hedgehog co-writer Pat Casey confirmed that negotiations regarding a sequel had begun, despite the fact that the picture had yet to be greenlit by Paramount. Carrey was also interested in wearing a fat suit in a sequel to more accurately reflect Robotnik’s look in the computer game, according to him. Casey also indicated that a sequel might include Sonic’s “Super Sonic” form and the Chaos Emeralds from the video games, as well as a wish to include Knuckles the Echidna, whose presence was hinted at in the original film’s opening prologue with the echidna tribe.

In May, Paramount Pictures announced that a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel was in the works, with Fowler scheduled to return as a director with Casey and Josh Miller as writers. Tim Miller, Hajime Satomi, and Haruki Satomi will return as executive producers from the first film, as will Neal H. Mortiz, Toby Ascher, and Toru Nakahara, who previously co-produced the first film with Takeshi Ito.

Storyboard artist Fill Marc announced in December that artist Tyson Hesse, who recreated the character of Sonic in the original film, will return. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was officially revealed as the film’s title in February 2021. Moving Picture Company will handle VFX for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in March 2021, according to reports. In May, Paramount submitted a patent to the US Copyright Office catalog, which included a summary of Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s plot.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)

Casting

Jim Carrey expressed interest in starring in a sequel in January 2020, believing that his character, Dr. Robotnik, could be expanded in the sequel: “I wouldn’t mind going to do another one because it was so much fun, first and foremost, and a real challenge to try to convince people that I have a triple-digit IQ… Robotnik hasn’t reached his apotheosis yet, so there’s plenty of room.” James Marsden, the actor of Sonic the Hedgehog, revealed in March that he has signed on for several sequels.

Tika Sumpter revealed in January 2021 that she will resume her role as Maddie. She also said the sequel will be shot in Vancouver and Hawaii.

In March, it was revealed that Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey will reprise their roles as Sonic and Robotnik, respectively. In April, it was announced that James Marsden will reprise his role as Tom Wachowski. Shemar Moore joined the cast in an unknown role in June, according to reports.

Filming

The BC Film Commission had listed the film’s production from March 15 to May 10, 2021, under the working title Emerald Hill, a reference to the initial zone of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 video game, according to GamesIndustry.biz in December 2020.

Principal photography began on March 15, 2021, with Brandon Trost as cinematographer, and ended on May 12, 2021, in Vancouver. On June 25, 2021, filming in Hawaii came to an end.

Release

Paramount Pictures has set April 8, 2022, as the release date for Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)

Will there be a 2nd Sonic movie?

Oh, you got me, folks! I’m completely perplexed. Asking someone else is the greatest option. Ok, no more jokes.

That is exactly why we made this post, lol. On April 8, 2022, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will hit theaters.

What is Sonic 2 called?

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” is the name of the sequel. If you skip forward to that section and don’t read the entire article, we’ll remind you that “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” is the title. Thus, the problem is solved, thank god!

Who is the villain in Sonic the Hedgehog 2?

Robotnik Ivo “Eggman”

Ivo “Eggman” is a fictional character. Robotnik is Sonic the Hedgehog’s arch-nemesis in the video game series, thus he was an obvious choice for the major antagonist in the Sonic the Hedgehog film.

Is Knuckles in Sonic 2?

Knuckles the Echidna Gets His First Look in the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie The sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog began filming last month, and new set photographs have surfaced, revealing another recognizable figure with the iconic blue hedgehog.

Is tails a boy or a girl?

His moniker comes from the fact that he is a two-tailed fox. He is a mechanical genius and skillful pilot who can fly by spinning his tails like a helicopter rotor and has appeared in a number of SEGA games and TV series As you can see guys, by using the word “he” we wish to notify and report that “he” is a boy. That’s quite a shock!

 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Release Dates

France 6 April 2022
Argentina 7 April 2022
Australia 7 April 2022
Brazil 7 April 2022
Czechia 7 April 2022
Germany 7 April 2022
Italy 7 April 2022
Mexico 7 April 2022
Slovakia 7 April 2022
Bulgaria 8 April 2022
Canada 8 April 2022
Spain 8 April 2022
UK 8 April 2022
Ireland 8 April 2022
Japan 8 April 2022
Lithuania 8 April 2022
Poland 8 April 2022
Turkey 8 April 2022
USA 8 April 2022
Malaysia 28 April 2022

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Australia Sonic the Hedgehog 2
France (complete title) Sonic 2, le film
India (English title) Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Japan (complete title) Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Lithuania Ežiukas Sonic 2
Mexico (complete title) Sonic 2, la película
Portugal Sonic 2: O Filme
Serbia Sonikov film 2
Slovakia Ježko Sonic 2
Spain Sonic 2
Turkey (Turkish title) Kirpi Sonic 2
UK Sonic the Hedgehog 2
USA (complete title) Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Vietnam Nhím Sonic 2

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