A ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ sequel has been officially confirmed by Paramount and SEGA following the success of the first film.
Despite the original film not being a stellar performance from Paramount and SEGA, according to film critics anyway, the movie managed to capture the attention of millions of people around the world, many of whom have demanded a sequel.
In a massive surprise to absolutely no one, Paramount have finally agreed to give the people what they want.
After all, the movie enjoyed the most successful box office opening of any big screen video game adaptation to date.
A vintage Jim Carey showing, combined with the brilliant voice over of Ben Schwartz, who played Sonic, made for an entertaining and good watch, agreed on by fans and producers alike.
Although the sequel doesn’t come as a surprise to many, it offers clarity to fans knowing that the blue blur is returning for one more adventure.
It’s early days for the project, so there’s no news on casting yet. The release date also seems distant news.
Some things are almost certain, however. We can probably expect Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, and Jim Carrey to come back.
Schwartz retweeted the news, so he’s almost definitely coming back for round two.
Alongside Schwartz, Carey has also expressed interest in returning as his villainous role of Doctor Robonotik.
Ahead of the release of the first movie, Carey was already looking towards the future and when questioned as to whether he would come back for a second movie, he replied: “I wouldn’t mind going to do another one.
“It was so much fun, first of all, and a real challenge to try to convince people that I have a triple-digit IQ. There is so much room, you know, Robotnik has not reached his apotheosis.”
At the end of the last film, Carey’s character was left stranded on some weird mushroom planet, where he’d gone full-on classic villain.
It is assumed he’ll find a way to return to Earth, where he and Sonic can get back to duking it out.
Despite quickly taking off among fans, some film critics still view it is a bit of a tinpot film.
IMDb rated the film 6.6 out of 10, and Rotten Tomatoes rated the film 6.3 out of 10.
Mainly traditionalistic critics agreed that the film wasn’t aimed at a wide enough group of people.
One critic on IMDb said: “The only people who would watch this film is people who have played Sonic, that isn’t even that many people compared to the amount of people who would watch something like Fast and Furious.”
Regardless, Sonic is back and everyone sems to be excited for this one.
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