Paramount & Sega Announce Development of Third Sonic The Hedgehog Film

Paramount Pictures and Sega have announced that they have commenced development on a third feature film installment to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. 

SEGA and Paramount+ are also developing the first-ever original live-action Sonic series, to launch in 2023. 

The Paramount+ series will feature the character Knuckles, voiced by Idris Elba. 

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 brings back the original cast, as well as re-teaming director Jeff Fowler with writers Pat Casey & Josh Miller. 

Producing are Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher and Toru Nakahara, with Haruki Satomi, Nan Morales, and Tim Miller executive producing.  

Sonic the Hedgehog, broke multiple box office records, including becoming the domestic top-grossing video game adaptation of all time, and earning nearly $320 million in worldwide box office. 

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, the Sonic the Hedgehog film series tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. 

The first installment of the film series, a live-action-adventure comedy released in February 2020, tells the story of Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden), who team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. 

Haruki Satomi, CEO of Sega said they are they are delighted by the third development of the third film. 

 “We’ve got a remarkable partnership with Paramount, and we are excited to continue expanding the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise with them. 2022 is shaping up to be a significant year for the franchise with the second film being released this April, as well as Sonic Frontiers, the highly anticipated video game title, coming this holiday. 

Producer Neil Moritz said he is immensely proud to be part of creating new Sonic content for longtime fans as well as introducing Sonic to a new generation.”

“The world of Sonic the Hedgehog has been capturing imaginations for decades, and we are thrilled to stretch the limits of what this franchise is capable of with world-class offerings both on the big screen and for Sonic fans at home.” 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set for release on April 8th of this year. 

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