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‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ movie unveils trailer and release date

By Kara Santos Published Dec 10, 2021 12:33 pm

The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a brand new adventure in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 which will be speeding to theaters on Apr. 8, 2022.

The first trailer for the upcoming movie unveiled during The Game Awards gives fans of the original movie and popular Sega video game franchise a first look at Sonic's sidekick Tails and rival Knuckles, animated in the live-action world.

The official poster for the film dropped a day before the trailer was released. 

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. 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 comes from the same filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool and stars an all-star cast in live-action and voice roles.

The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie was one of the few pre-pandemic hit films of 2020, grossing $319.7 million worldwide.

Most of the cast from the first Sonic movie is returning, including Ben Schwartz as the voice of the speedy blue hedgehog Sonic. The live-action cast includes Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivan "Eggman" Robotnik, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Lee Majdoub with newcomer Shemar Moore.

The sequel introduces Sonic's yellow, two-tailed, flying sidekick Miles “Tails” Prower, who’s portrayed by Sonic video game voice actor Colleen O’Shaughnessey.

Knuckles, a red echidna with spiky knuckles who is portrayed as both a rival and later friend of Sonic in the various video games, is voiced by Idris Elba.

Check out the trailer below. 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set to premiere on Apr. 8, 2022.