Sonic Movie
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We've had two live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movies in relatively quick succession, and both are surprisingly good family films. The third in this trilogy of game adaptations, however, is a little further away. Paramount Pictures has confirmed Sonic the Hedgehog 3's theatrical release, lining it up for 2024's holiday season:

Yes, 20th December 2024 — more than two years away. That's quite a wait for eager fans of the previous movies, but hopefully the resulting threequel will be all the better for the extended time. The second film introduces Tails and Knuckles to the film franchise, joining Sonic in his battle against Jim Carrey's take on Dr. Robotnik. A post-credits scene reveals more characters are coming, and it should make for an exciting battle to round out the trilogy.

There is a question mark about whether Carrey will return to the role; the actor recently indicated he'd like to retire, so there's a possibility he might not appear in Sonic 3. Obviously we'll have to wait and see.

Anyway, are you looking forward to the third Sonic movie? No spoilers in the comments section below.