Sonic The Hedgehog 2 director Jeff Fowler teases more characters from the franchise in future installments.
The Sonic The Hedgehog series features a surprisingly large number of supporting characters for an otherwise simple series. It started out with the titular character battling the evil Dr. Robotnic before Sonic 2 added Tails to the mix and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 brought in Knuckles. Later 3D installments like Sonic Adventures and Sonic Adventures 2 would further expand that cast including the likes of Shadow the Hedgehog among many others. Not it appears we may be getting of these characters in the series before too long.
A third installment has already been announced as has a Paramount Plus series revolving around Knuckles. In a recent interview with Comicbook.com, Jeff Fowler teased the appearance of one of his favorite characters in a Sonic-related project, but did not reveal which of these projects it might be:
“I’m hesitant to go into too much detail, only because it’s obviously still very early. I will say that we are teasing a character that I’m incredibly excited about. It’s very personal to me as a fan.”
Here is the official synopsis for the second film:
The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. 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, in search 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. From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles, and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.
Based on the SEGA video game characters, the movie is directed by Jeff Fowler and stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Colleen O’Shaughnessey with Idris Elba and Jim Carrey. The script for the film was written by Pat Casey & Josh Miller and John Whittington from the latter two’s story.
The film is currently set to be released on April 8th, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming movie and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.