When it came to movies based off of video games, they were either really bad, really average, or occasionally great (and by occasionally we mean rarely, very rarely). But in regards to the last few years there have been two major surprises on that front. The first was Detective Pikachu, the first live-action Pokemon movie. And then, there was the Sonic The Hedgehog film that had to undergo a major redo before being released earlier this year. But due to its success, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is coming, and it’ll be released in 2022.
This was revealed by Paramount, and noted by ComicBook.com, who stated that it would release on April 8th, 2022. Now, outside of the release date, not a lot is known about the film, though many things were teased at the end of the original. For example, at the end of the first film, Dr. Robotnik found himself in a strange world and ended up looking like his video game self. What’s more, Tails showed up at the end and stated that he had found Sonic, which seems to indicate that the fan-favorite fox will indeed be showing up as a supporting character in the sequel.
Many fans are also hoping for Knuckles, but whether that happens or not is very much up in the air.
What isn’t up in the air is that the team behind the film will no doubt be making doubly sure to not make the mistakes of the original. The first design for Sonic was so reviled that the internet basically broke demanding change. They did, and the movie was instantly better. Tails’ model already was praised by fans, and if Knuckles does arrive, it should be something close to the games.
Hopefully we’ll hear more about Sonic The Hedgehog 2 in the next year or so.