Sonic the Hedgehog has been having fun with one thing of a renaissance over the previous yr. After the unimaginable success of the Sonic the Hedgehog film, taking in over $300 million USD on the field workplace, there was renewed curiosity within the franchise as followers revisit previous video games whereas new initiatives are introduced. A sequel film was shortly greenlit, and now Sonic’s creator Yuji Naka has weighed in on the upcoming flick.
With the Sonic the Hedgehog film doing so nicely, it did not take lengthy for the spike in curiosity to end in new Sonic initiatives being introduced. A brand new 3D animated sequence known as Sonic Prime is about to reach subsequent yr on Netflix. The collaboration between Sega, Wild Mind Studio, and Man of Motion Leisure guarantees to be a “high-octane journey.” Followers of Sonic are little question excited on the prospect of extra, and whereas no new video games have been introduced, the movie’s success might result in bulletins sooner or later.
Whereas the title reveal for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was in no way shocking, it did draw the eye of Naka, who took to Twitter to touch upon the upcoming movie. In his tweet, Naka stated, “I am trying ahead to Sonic 2 being launched. Looks like Tails will seem, does not it?” making observe of the pair of tails that seem with a flutter off of the “2” within the title. Given Tails does seem in a stinger on the finish of the primary film, his inclusion within the sequel must be a given.
Naka’s endorsement of the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog sequel exhibits that the creator of the enduring character remains to be invested in Sonic, and is a possible glad to see the fan help proven. Nevertheless, one factor that does throw a bit wrench into any hypothesis concerning future Sonic initiatives has been the uncertainty surrounding the voice expertise for Sonic Prime.
Tails’ voice actor, Colleen O’Shaughnessey has confirmed she is not reprising her function in Sonic Prime, however has not made any assertion concerning the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie. Whereas Tails is prone to nonetheless seem within the upcoming movie, for some followers the individual voicing the character is vastly essential. If somebody who has held the function for seven years will not be going to be doing so going ahead, it might be a deal breaker. With the sequel set to start out filming in March, if every little thing stays on monitor 2022 must be an thrilling yr for Sonic followers.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will probably be launched in theaters in 2022.