The upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog sequel is getting a special title in Japan.
One of the biggest surprises to come out of cinemas in 2020 was Sonic The Hedgehog. Video game films have largely been maligned and many expected that the adaptation of the Sega game would be no different. However, when the film was released, it was praised for its inventive action sequences, heartwarming story, and general authenticity when it came to the character of Sonic.
Sonic the hedgehog is now speeding into cinemas once again, this time bringing with him Tails and Knuckles. Both new characters were teased in the first action-packed trailer which debuted at the Video Game Awards. While the film will simply be called Sonic The Hedgehog 2 stateside, the sequel is getting an awesome name in its home country of Japan.
The official Japanese website for the sequel reveals that the film is titled Sonic Vs. Knuckles in the country. That name is far more inspired and less rote than the one we’re receiving stateside. The trailer for the sequel emphasized just how chaotic the battle between the two is set to be, but it’s unclear if it’s the focal point of the film, say like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Only time will tell how important the battle between the two is but one thing’s for certain: Sonic Vs. Knuckles is a super cool title and fans agree.
Here is the official synopsis for Sonic The Hedgehog 2:
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, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 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.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is currently set to be released on April 8th, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Sonic Japan