One of the only movies you might have seen in cinemas so far this year is set to race back onto screens for a family follow-up adventure.
Sega's video game adaptation will be heading to cinemas again in the future, as Paramount Pictures announce that a 'Sonic the Hedgehog' sequel is currently underway. The sequel will see original film director Jeff Fowler return to helm the project, and his team of Pat Casey and Josh Miller also returning to write the script, with Tim Miller, Hajime Satomi, and Haruki Satomi acting as executive producers.
Of course, Ben Schwartz will be back as the voice of the video game hedgehog, as well as the dastardly Dr. Eggman/Dr. Robotnik played by the brilliantly cast Jim Carrey. Last we saw of Sonic's evil nemesis, he was stuck very far from home - so it'll be interesting to see how he makes it back to Earth.
A 'Sonic the Hedgehog' sequel was always going to be inevitable, as the movie based on the classic Sega wonder earned itself the biggest opening for a video game adaptation ever, beating out the likes of Nintendo's 'Pokemon: Detective Pikachu' from 2019.
The script is currently being written for the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' sequel, so don't expect to see the follow-up anytime soon. The final scenes of the first movie saw Sonic's friend Tails make an appearance, and it'll be exciting to see which direction the writers manage to take the iconic character and his friends. We're holding out for a Knuckles appearance in the next instalment.
If you'll remember, the movie came under fire before it was due for its original release of November 2019, due to backlash about the character design of the blue speedy hedgehog. Taking the widely scathing remarks on board, Sega and Paramount picture decided to return to redesign the character, pushing the movie back to the February release we had this year.