Sonic the Hedgehog 2 director Jeff Fowler shared a set photo celebrating production wrapping.
The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie became a box office success in 2020, grossing $319.7 million worldwide and becoming the sixth highest-grossing film of that year. The upcoming sequel began filming earlier in March, and took place in both Vancouver and Hawaii. Now, Jeff Fowler has shared a photo celebrating the end of principal photography from Hawaii.
You can see the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 director’s wrap photo down below:
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) June 25, 2021
The first film was known for its infamous first trailer, in which the original design for the titular hero was mocked relentlessly by critics and fans alike. The backlash led to the film getting delayed several months in order for animators to create a new design more akin to the video games. The sequel will not only feature the return of the beloved character, but also mainstays of the video game series making their big screen debuts including Tails and Knuckles.
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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 centers 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.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is currently scheduled to be released on April 8th, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s Youtube channel for more original video content.