According to Variety, Sonic: The Movie will get a sequel on the big screen, after the public and critical success of the hedgehog’s first film adaptation. The information was confirmed on Thursday (28) by the studio Paramount Pictures and by the company Sega Sammy, holder of the rights of the character.
The new live-action feature film is still in the early stages of development, so no release notes have been released regarding the cast, date for the start of recording and premiere. However, it has been revealed that Jeff Fowler will again direct the sequel, while Pat Casey and Josh Miller will be back on the script.
Released in February this year, Sonic: The Movie presented the story of the fastest hedgehog in the world, in his new home on Earth. He (in the voice of Ben Schwartz) and his friend Tom (James Marsden) have come together to defend the planet from the threat of the evil genius, Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), who aims to capture it to conduct experiments, to master his skill and conquer the world.
When considering the collection mark at the box office of the first film, in this case, the best debut for a video game adaptation, the announcement of a sequel was already awaited by fans. In addition, the first title featured two post-credit scenes that also indicated plans for a new story and promises to develop other famous characters from the franchise.