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The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is getting a sequel

Here’s something to lift you out of the lockdown blues: the Sonic the Hedgehog film, infamous for that initial trailer with human-like Sonic and Gangsta’s Paradise, is getting a sequel. Hopefully without needing to redesign the principal character this time.

As first reported by Variety, a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel is in the works, and will reteam the filmmakers from the original – including director Jeff Fowler, and screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller. It sounds like work on the film is still in the early stages, as a production start date has not yet been set, and casting decisions are yet to be made. You’d imagine that Sonic voice actor Ben Schwartz, Sonic’s friend Tom (James Marsden) and Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) will likely be making a return, however.

When the first film eventually came out after a delay to work on the (much-improved) redesign, it actually did pretty well: generating £76.6m on its first weekend, making it the best ever opening weekend for a video game adaptation. Apparently many people’s idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day date was Sonic after all.

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