Deadline exclusively reported that a third sonic the hedgehog the film has been confirmed by Paramount. The news of the third film comes ahead of the release of the second film, which will be released on April 8, 2022.
the sonic the hedgehog movies are part of a trend of movies featuring video game characters from the 80s and 90s. Other examples of this trend include Detective Pikachureleased in 2019, and the next Super Mario Bros. animated film from Illumination Entertainment slated for release on December 21, 2022. People who grew up with these video game characters are old enough to have children of their own and would likely go see their childhood icon on the big screen.
The first one sonic the hedgehog The film was released on January 25, 2020. The film starred Ben Shwartz, known for his role as Jean-Ralphio in Parks and Recreation, as the voice of Sonic, Jim Carrey, known for The Truman Show and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as the villainous Dr. Robotnik, and James Marsden, known for his role as Teddy Flood in Westworld, as Sheriff Tom Michael Wachowski, a character who was not originally in the video games.
The cast will return in the sequel alongside Idris Elba, known for The dark tower and The Suicide Squad, who will provide the voice of Knuckles. The introduction of Knuckles in the second film will lead to the character getting his own spin-off series on Paramount Plus.
The first and second films are directed by Jeff Fowler, with the first film being his directorial debut. Currently, there is no confirmation on who will be returning for the third film, cast or crew, as details are scarce as the film is in early development.