The first live-action Sonic movie doesn't feel that long ago, but Paramount and SEGA are getting ready to roll out the red carpet for Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The sequel, which introduces Tails (Colleen O'Shaughnessey) and Knuckles (Idris Elba) into the story, debuts in cinemas on 8th April, and the final trailer for the flick has just been released.

The film follows on from where the first leaves off. Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) makes his return, this time allied with the aforementioned bright red echidna, fighting for control of a chaos emerald. It'll fall to Sonic (Ben Schwartz), Tom (James Marsden) and the rest of his pals to stop the baddies with the power of friendship, or something. It looks like it'll be a more action-packed movie than the last one, although the trailer shows it'll still make time for some goofy jokes.

In related news, we just wanted to share this movie poster, which echoes the cover art of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, as in the Mega Drive game:

That ought to tickle the nostalgia bones of a subset of people in their early 30s.

Anyway, are you excited for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the movie)? Gotta type fast in the comments section below.