Sonic the Hedgehog made his first live-action movie debut back in February of this year and, despite a few delays due to the now-infamous redesign, the film managed to be a huge success. With so much hype mostly paying off, it is not surprise that Paramount announced that a sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog is now in development.
The sequel announcement was made by Paramount and SEGA Sammy on Thursday. The film is set to have Jeff Fowler return as director ,with Pat Casey and Josh Miller returning to pen the script. However, no decision has been made regarding a production start date or casting, though it can only be assumed that Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey and James Marsden will reprise their roles from the previous film. Tim Miller is returning to executive produce alongside Hajime Satomi and Haruki Satomi, with Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher and Toru Nakahara also producing.
News of the blue blur getting a sequel is not really surprising. Sonic the Hedgehog proved to be a big box office hit, making over $300 million worldwide at the box office on a $90 million dollar budget. It did well enough with fans and received even more praise for redesigning the character after poor reception to the first trailer. Plus, with the tease of Sonic’s sidekick Tails in the post-credits scene, fans are excited to see the next big screen adventure for SEGA’s most iconic character.