Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie

A third live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie has gotten the nod, despite the second film still being a couple of months away. Paramount is betting big on the Blue Blur, also announcing plans for a live-action spin-off series which will air on streaming platform Paramount+. According to a press release, Idris Elba is already on board to reprise his role as Knuckles in that.

“We are delighted to announce that the third Sonic theatrical film and the first live-action Sonic series for Paramount+ are being actively developed,” SEGA boss Haruki Satomi said. “We’ve got a remarkable partnership with Paramount, and we are excited to continue expanding the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise with them. 2022 is shaping up to be a significant year for the franchise with the second film being released this April, as well as Sonic Frontiers, the highly anticipated video game title, coming this holiday.”

The original Sonic the Hedgehog movie ended up becoming the top-grossing video game adaptation of all-time, pulling in over $320 million at the Box Office globally. It’s since picked up more fans after streaming on platforms like Netflix, so we’ve got confidence in the sequel becoming another big hit when it arrives in theatres on 8th April.