Hello again. How many of you remember Sonic the supersonic hedgehog from you childhood?
( I do….it was on spacetoons…).
You must have seen him somewhere; videogames, cartoons or how about the movie that came out earlier this year?.
Ring a bell?.
So, I’ll tell you about it and the sequel that is confirmed to be in works.
Yes, Sonic the hedgehog sequel is in the making!!!!
The technical information:
In the February of 2020 came Sonic the hedgehog. It is originally based on a video game by Sammy Sega and has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
However, despite the low rating, Sonic the hedgehog became the highest grossing videogame movie of all time (…people love videogames and Sonic way more than you’d expect, trust me….). It grossed around $302 millions worldwide earning a rank of the second highest grossing movie of the year.
It was actually supposed to be released in November 2019 but yes, you guessed it right, the first version of Sonic in the trailer was hated a lot.( I didn’t mind that one though…it could be a bit unsettling but never despicable…..)
The Paramount studio took three months to redesign him into a version people would positively accept.
A small recap:
Sonic is sent to earth by mother owl to protect him from those who’d want to exploit him.
He goes from a lonely hedgehog with a secret life to making friends with the humans he adores.
Causes an electric power outage with his speed that created a magnetic field and even fights with Dr. Robotnik who wanted to use his supersonic speed and the two even go on a chase across the globe. ( Roadrunner vibes anyone??….).
In the end he wins and sends the mad scientist to a planet of mushrooms where, Robotnik is seen plotting revenge.
About the sequel:
Paramount pictures and director Jerry Fowler confirmed recently that a sequel in already in production. Pat Casey and Josh Miller are writing the script.
I would really hope the cast remains the same. We had Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik (… it’ll definitely have goofs….it has to…), James Marsden as Tom and Tika Sumpter as his wife Maggie. I definitely don’t mind new characters though.
Jerry Fowler took to Twitter to announce the making of the sequel:
ROUND TWO WITH THE BLUE!! 🤟💙https://t.co/YTabuZy08C
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 28, 2020
So, people let us all pray that the sequel comes out even better than the first one. As a kid I aspired to be Sonic for a while after watching the cartoon, it’s really nice to see him again. Watch the movie if you haven’t already of course.