Sonic The Hedgehog 2 movie release date has been confirmed by Ben Schwartz

The release date for the movie Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has been confirmed by Ben Schwartz, the voice of Sonic from the movies. On Twitter, Ben posted that Sonic 2 will be released on April 8th 2022 in cinemas. Back in May, Paramount Pictures confirmed that a sequel to Sonic The Hedgehog would be happening, and that it would retain the same team, with Jeff Fowler directing, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller penning the script. We do not know the story of Sonic 2 yet but people may be hoping for big parts for the rest of Sonic’s team such as Tails and Knuckles.

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Sonic the Hedgehog was a big hit at the box office. The film sprinted past the previous record for an opening weekend, set last year by Detective Pikachu, managing to overcome an extensive delay and redevelopment to be a success. The film sees Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, making a new life for himself on Earth. After setting off an EMP pulse that knocks out power across a large part of North America, the US government puts Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik on his tail, forcing Sonic to make a new best friend in Tom, played by James Marsden, and road trip across America. It doesn’t really make too much sense, but then it’s a video game movie for kids.

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We reviewed it on its cinematic debut, calling it “A solid, fun and watchable family film, Sonic The Hedgehog doesn’t always hang together, but it does at least do justice to one of gaming’s most iconic characters.”

That’s a big achievement considering where the film was last year. At that point, Sonic was all set to be a movie disaster to rival Super Mario Bros. After a first trailer was released in May, there was a huge fan backlash against the original design of Sonic, which was meant to be “realistic”. Thankfully for the film, the film was delayed so that Sonic could be redesigned, this being revealed in November. Alongside the VFX team Sonic Mania Adventures director Tyson Hesse was brought in to bring the character’s design closer to the games.

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