It's official -- the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is getting a sequel. The Paramount Pictures flick released to theatres in February of this year after a huge backlash to the main character's visual style. It might not have been a hit with critics, but it was a huge success at the box office. A follow-up was inevitable.

Paramount and SEGA confirmed to Variety that the production of a sequel is underway. Director Jeff Fowler and writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller are all set to return. The cast is yet to be confirmed, but it's safe to assume that Ben Schwartz (Sonic), Jim Carrey (Dr Robotnik), and James Marsden (Tom) will all pick up their roles again.

That's about all there is to know right now. It sounds like the sequel is in the very early stages, so it'll be a while before it's ready. Still, are you happy that Sonic will make a return to the big screen? Grab some popcorn in the comments section below.

[source variety.com]