The wait is nearly over. Once again, the “little bundle of energy wrapped in extraordinarily gorgeous packaging” is going to take you on a wild adventure. Following the enormous success of the original film, the Sonic the Hedgehog brand is now gearing up for an even more ambitious sequel.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2, an anticipated superhero comedy film, features Sonic, a blue alien hedgehog with superspeed who lives on Earth with his human friends. Sonic is now free after defeating the wicked Dr. Robotnik and freeing the world in the first film. However, his old adversary soon reappears under the new pseudonym of Dr. Eggman, in search of an emerald that will endow him with the ability to build and destroy civilizations in an instant. And, oh, Robotnik now has a new ally in the form of Knuckles the Echidna.
Sonic hooks up with an old friend, Tails, and embarks on a mission to collect the emerald before Robotnik obtains it and wreaks havoc on the planet he has adopted as his new home.
The Sonic the Hedgehog film series is based on Sega’s 1991 video game franchise of the same name. The sequel reunites the creative team from the original film, with Jeff Fowler directing and Pat Casey, Josh Miller, and John Whittington writing.
It certainly sounds as though the sequel live-action animation film will be packed with excitement. As a result, we’ve compiled all of the information on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that has been revealed thus far into this handy guide, which includes updates on the game’s release date, plot, cast and characters, and trailers.
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When Is Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s Release Date?
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released in the United States on April 8, 2022, by Paramount Pictures in cooperation with the Sega Sammy Group. The film will also be available on Paramount+ 45 days following its theatrical premiere.
Who Is in Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s Cast?
Due to the fact that this is a sequel, all of the important characters from the original film will undoubtedly return for Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The film’s principal cast members will reprise their roles. Ben Schwartz reprises his role as Sonic, while Jim Carrey reprises his role as Dr. Robotnik (who is now called Dr. Eggman).
Additionally, James Marsden and Tika Sumpter will reprise their roles as Tom and Maddie Wachowski, respectively. Idris Elba, who will voice Knuckles, and Colleen O’Shaughnessey, who will voice Tails, are among the new cast members. O’Shaughnessey previously portrayed Tails in the video game series and in a cameo appearance at the conclusion of the first film. Furthermore, Lee Majdoub will reprise his role as Agent Stone.
Other cast members include Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, and Shemar Moore.
- Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski
- Natasha Rothwell as Rachel
- Shemar Moore as Randall
- Ben Schwartz as Sonic
- Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik
- Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Tails
- Idris Elba as Knuckles
- James Marsden as Tom Wachowski
What Is Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s Plot?
The first film establishes the framework for the second. However, be advised that this section contains numerous spoilers.
Sonic, a blue hedgehog from another world who uses his supersonic talents to save the day, was debuted in that picture. He flees dangerous adversaries intent on stealing his abilities and winds up on Earth, hiding for a time until the villainous scientist Dr. Robotnik attempts to exploit him to dominate the planet. Sonic overthrows Dr. Robotnik and foils his objectives with the assistance of his human allies. They then transport the evil scientist to a mushroom planet.
According to that description, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will feature Sonic returning to battle his archenemy. This time, he’ll be accompanied by his newly acquired closest friend Tails. From the trailer, it appears as though the film will focus on Sonic and Tails becoming friends and banding together to take on Dr. Eggman. Additionally, the forthcoming instalment may examine Sonic and Tails’ origins, their formative years, or even how Sonic acquired his powers.
On the opposing side of the plot is Dr. Robotnik, who has returned from exile as Dr. Eggman. Obviously, the sequel will have him wreaking havoc on Sonic and his friends. Eggman has also gained a new ally in the form of Knuckles the Echidna. The two are on the lookout for a rare emerald endowed with magical properties.
Knuckles’ role in the plot appears to be critical. Sonic was pursued on his home planet by a swarm of echidnas in the first film. They were after his abilities, and he needed to go. That is how Jesus initially arrived on Earth. Thus, Knuckles likely joined Dr. Eggman in order to further his own purpose.
If you haven’t yet seen the first film, now is the moment. And if you have, the next sequel will amp up the thrill factor even more, as “no law in the world can stop” this nimble little creature!
When Is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Filming?
Following the success of the first film, Paramount Pictures scheduled a sequel for May 2020. Principal photography on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 began in March 2021 under the working title Emerald Hill, likely in reference to the story’s quest for a strong, magical emerald. The sequel’s filming concluded in May 2021.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Trailer
How to Watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will receive an exclusive theatrical release on April 8. As a Paramount film, we do, however, have a pretty clear notion of where it will wind up when it does become accessible for streaming.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will almost certainly make its digital premiere on the Paramount Plus streaming service. There is no indication of a release date, though Paramount did provide exclusive early screenings of A Quiet Place Part II and Snake Eyes on Paramount Plus in 2021.
Sonic the Hedgehog is also available on Paramount Plus.
Is Sonic 2 available on Netflix?
The film is scheduled to be released on April 8, 2022. After the theatrical run concludes, it will be available on Paramount Pictures’ streaming service, Paramount Plus. As a result, Netflix subscribers are in for a disappointment, as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will not be available on the streaming service.
When Is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Set?
Sonic’s exploits take place in the modern era. The first film picks up ten years after Sonic flew away from his home planet and began hiding in Green Hills, Montana. The sequel picks up immediately after the conclusion of the first film. It begins shortly after Dr. Robotnik is exiled to the mushroom world, where he intends to return and exact revenge.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Reviews
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 reviews from critics are out. According to What to Watch, the new character of Knuckles, voiced by Idris Elba, is the film’s MVP, while the remainder of the film is safe but delightful family entertainment, even if it is a little too long.
Finally, the critical consensus on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as a whole. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently has a 64 percent “Fresh” rating and a 44 (“mixed”) rating on Metacritic (as of April 4).