With work getting underway on Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the blue speedster’s allies Knuckles and Tails have been spotted on set.
After the overwhelming success of Sonic the Hedgehog in 2020, it seemed like a no-brainer to follow it up with a sequel expanding on where it left the hero at the end of his solo film as well as some of the new characters it introduced. Obviously, we saw Tails arrive in in a brief scene at the end of the film, and it now looks like another classic Sonic hero is arriving in the sequel, with new set photos revealing the look of Knuckles.
Photos from the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 set showed off crew members placing life-size statues of Sonic, Knuckles and Tail in the streets of Fort Langley, presumably so that both the cast and the VFX team have something to work with. Both Knuckles and Tails look like they’ve been directly taken from their video-game counterparts instead of having a radical redesign like Sonic’s original infamous look for the film. Take a look below
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What do you make of the set photos from the sequel? Do you like the character designs of Knuckles and Tails? Who else do you want to see from the video games? Sound-off in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for the first film:
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.
Directed by Jeff Fowler from a script written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel, the film features the voice talent of Ben Schwartz as the titular character and stars James Marsden as sheriff Tom Wachowski, Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Neal McDonough as US Army Major Bennington, Tika Sumpter as Mrs. Wachowski, Lee Majdoub as Stone, and Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl. Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Debs Howard, and Elfina Luk also star.
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