‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ is getting a sequel

The upcoming installment is already in the developmental phase

Entertainment Desk May 29, 2020
Sonic (Ben Schwartz) in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG from Paramount Pictures and Sega. Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Sega of America.

The live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film will be getting a sequel soon. Both Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy confirmed this week that another film around the beloved video game character is in the works, reported Variety.

The second installment would see Jeff Fowler return as director, with Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script. At present, the film is in the development stage. As such, no concrete decisions regarding the cast and production date is known.

Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher and Toru Nakahara are producing the pic, while Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi and Tim Miller are executive producing.

The first film that was relased in February this year, was about the speediest hedgehog, Sonic finding a 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. Other prominent stars included Tika Sumpter.

Sonic the Hedgehog scored the No. 1 opening weekend of all time for a film based on a video game, and boasted the fourth-best Presidents Day weekend debut, on its release.

It was among the slew of films released early on home entertainment after theaters were shuttered due to the Covid-19 crisis.

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