Sonic the Hedgehog was released shortly before theaters began to close, and the movie proved to be a surprise hit (critically as well as financially). It’s no great surprise that Paramount Pictures is now hard at work on a sequel with director Jeff Fowler, and the movie has been dated for April 8th, 2022.
A post-credits scene introduced Tails, of course, but those of you hoping the follow-up will also include Knuckles the Red Echidna won’t be disappointed!
The Illuminerdi is reporting that the fan-favorite character will have a sizeable role in the sequel. This interpretation is also going to remain faithful to the classic video games as he’ll have the ability to glide and effortlessly climb walls. The hunt is on for an actor to voice him, but it’s said that this Knuckles is described as “serious in nature, but still gullible at times.”
In related news, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is also looking to cast a supporting character called Randall who will only interact with the sequel’s human characters. Paramount is also seeking an A-List star for a cameo, with Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock‘s names thrown around as possibilities.
Production is currently expected to kick off next May.