It’s the sequel that’ll surprise no one but will excite everyone. Sonic the Hedgehog is officially getting a sequel.
Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy have confirmed they have started developing on a sequel to the live-action video game adaptation that delighted fans and newbies.
The sequel would reteam the filmmakers, with Jeff Fowler directing, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script.
While casting is not yet announced, hopefully fans will see the return of Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter and Jim Carrey.
Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher and Toru Nakahara are confirmed as producers, while Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi and Tim Miller are executive producing.
Based on the popular video game franchise from Sega, the first film, released February 2020, tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) and his new best friend Tom (played by James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) as he plots world domination. The family-friendly pic also stars Tika Sumpter.
Upon its release, Sonic the Hedgehog scored the No. 1 opening weekend of all time for a movie based on a video game, and boasted the fourth-best Presidents Day weekend début.