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"Sonic the Hedgehog" will race into theaters again in an upcoming sequel.
Following the success of Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of the popular Sega video game, the studio is reportedly forging ahead with a sequel that will see the original creative team reunite for another go.
According to Variety, the studio confirmed on Thursday that it will make a sequel to the live-action family comedy that will reteam filmmakers Jeff Fowler in the director’s chair with Pat Casey and Josh Miller penning the script. Unfortunately, the movie is still in development, so there’s no plot details or casting to report as of yet.
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“Sonic the Hedgehog,” starring Ben Schwartz as the voice of the title character along with James Marsden and Jim Carrey, was released in February and ended up scoring the No. 1 opening weekend of all time for a movie based on a video game. Typically, adaptations of games suffer from poor critical, fan and box office reception. However, “Sonic” can boast being the fourth-best Presidents Day weekend debut of all time.
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The film tells the story of a super-speedy hedgehog who has to get used to his new life on Earth. In his case, that means embracing his good friend Tom as they team up to defend the planet from his evil nemesis, Dr. Robotnik, and his plans for worldwide domination.
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Another noteworthy fact about the first “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie is the fact that it bowed in theaters right before the COVID-19 pandemic forced most to close in order to be in compliance with guidelines on social distancing. As a result, it had an extra-speedy home video release, allowing the public to safely watch it from the comfort of their own home.