Weird animation couldn’t stop the expansion of Sonic Cinematic Universe. Before this month of April sonic the hedgehog 2, Paramount Pictures and Sega Corp have announced Sonic 3as well as a live-action Knuckles spin-off airing on Paramount+.
Paramount executive Brian Robbins announced plans for more Sonic content at a Viacom investor event on Tuesday, February 15. The first film adaptation of the beloved video game character arrived in 2020 and saw Ben Schwartz star as the hedgehog alongside Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik and James Marsden’s Sheriff Wachowski. Despite a laughable initial animation style and a $5 million redesign, the film managed to become the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time, grossing $320 million worldwide.
Which brings us to sonic the hedgehog 2, which sees Idris Elba join the cast as the hedgehog frenemy, Knuckles. The sequel, again directed by Jeff Fowler, hits theaters on April 8.
Elba will also return to voice Knuckles in the Paramount+ series, though few other details are known about the project, nor Sonic 3.
The biggest question left unanswered about all of this? If the live action joins lean more towards Cats or more towards Sonic 1.0 in its inevitably horrifying character design. Only time will tell.