When the first images of Sonic the Hedgehog were released, a collective groan echoed in the living rooms of fans of the speedy blue critter. He was uuuuggglyyyyy and from then on, people lost faith in the forthcoming movie. However, Sony turned it around and it was surprisingly one of the more fun family films of recent times!
So a sequel is welcome indeed, and Sony have confirmed that the second instalment is in development. According to Variety, the sequel would reteam the filmmakers, with Jeff Fowler directing, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script.
Based on the popular video game franchise from Sega, the first film, released in February of this year, tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) and his new best friend Tom (played by James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) as he plots world domination. The family-friendly pic also stars Tika Sumpter.
It’s early stages yet so no word on plot or casting!