Sonic the Hedgehog 2: New clip shows Sonic and Knuckles’ first encounter, release date, trailer and more updates

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Sonic returns with his pal Tails, bringing many new surprises for the fans. 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set to be released next month. We have played Sonic, one of the best-selling online games, for many years. The character is easily recognizable and loved worldwide. So, when the first look of the character was shared in 2019, the fans were not impressed. To be fair, It didn’t look good because Sonic’s design didn’t feel genuine.

People expected more after seeing Pikachu in the Detective Pikachu movie, and it was hard to believe how the design turned out. Memes and petitions were circulated to get the film’s makers’ attention to improve this beloved character.

In response to fairly universal disapproval of the design, Fowler confirmed that Sonic would be reworked on Twitter on May 2, 2019. As a result, the film’s initial release date of November 8, 2019, has been pushed back to February 14, 2020. Tyson Hesse, a previous Sonic the Hedgehog media artist, was carried on to lead the redesign. 

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Sonic was remodeled with different colored eyes, new sneakers, white gloves, and a less human-looking body to resemble Sonic’s video game design. Marza Animation Planet redesigned Sonic. The redesign cost an estimated $5 million, took about five months, and was completed without any extra delay.

We guess every story should have a happy ending, right? The audience received the movie well, as this whole situation helped the film’s marketing and collected $319.7 million worldwide. So, naturally, the sequel was greenlit by the production house, and now we have part 2 of this growing franchise.  

Some essential details about the upcoming sequel, titled Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are listed below: 

Is there a new enemy Sonic will come face to face? 

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The sequel will feature the introduction of Knuckles (voiced by Idris Elba), one of Sonic’s (voiced by Ben Schwartz) most challenging enemies, and will be Sonic’s match in terms of speed and abilities. According to the new clip shared it looks like he has teamed up with Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik (Jim Carrey) to bring some trouble into Sonic’s life. 

A new clip released shows Dr. Ivo’s “Eggman” Robotnik (Jim Carrey) encountering Sonic after the events of part one. Before Sonic can make sense of the situation, he is blasted through the walls with a supercharged punch by Knuckles. 

Have a look at the new clip, “Meet Knuckles” –

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) - "Meet Knuckles" - Paramount Pictures

In the game series, Knuckles is the guardian of Master Emerald. He debuted in Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and quickly became a fan favorite. So, fans expect that the character is delivered perfectly, just the way they have imagined it to be all these years.

Moreover, Paramount+ has already acknowledged a spin-off series centered on Knuckles, in hopes of replicating this status.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Release Date

The action-adventure comedy directed by Jeff Fowler will be released in theaters on April 8, 2022, in the US. However, Paramount films have hinted at the possibility of the movie being available for streaming in the same way they have done special runs for A Quiet Place Part II and Snake Eyes back in 2021.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will almost certainly make its digital debut on the Paramount+ streaming service. The dates are not announced yet. 

Check out the official synopsis here:

“After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, searching for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.”

Meet the cast of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will feature the return of the entire main cast from Sonic the Hedgehog.

  • Ben Schwartz voices Sonic.
  • Idris Elba voices Knuckles.
  • Jim Carrey plays Dr. Robotnik.
  • James Marsden plays Tom.
  • Tika Sumpter plays Maddie.
  • Adam Pally plays Wade.
  • Lee Majdoub plays Agent Stone.
  • Colleen O’Shaughnessey, who previously voiced Tails for a brief moment in the film’s first installment, has also joined the cast.

Will there be Sonic the Hedgehog 3?

Much to the fan’s delight, YES, Paramount has confirmed that a third part is approved for the franchise to become a game series-based trilogy. 

Check out the final trailer:

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) - "Final Trailer" - Paramount Pictures

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 premieres in theaters on April 8.