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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is an upcoming American action-adventure comedy film based on the video game franchise of the same name published by Sega. Directed by Jeff Fowler and written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller, and the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), it stars Ben Schwartz reprising his role as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog, alongside Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, with James Marsden and Tika Sumpter in the roles of Tom and Maddie Wachowski. After the events of the first film, Sonic joins forces with Tails to stop Dr. Robotnik and Knuckles from finding a powerful emerald that has the power to build and destroy civilizations.

Following the financial success of the first film and tentative plans for a Sonic the Hedgehog film series, Paramount Pictures announced that a sequel was in development in May 2020, with Schwartz, Carrey, Marsden and Sumpter all returning, alongside director Jeff Fowler. Filming took place from March to June 2021 in Vancouver and Hawaii.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is scheduled for release in the United States on April 8, 2022, by Paramount Pictures in association with SEGA Sammy Group.

Premise

Two years after Sonic (Ben Schwartz) defeated Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), he is ready for more freedom, as Tom and Maddie let him stay home while they go on vacation. However, Dr. Robotnik (now Dr. Eggman) returns from the Mushroom planet with a new partner, Knuckles (Idris Elba), in search of an emerald that can give the power to build and destroy civilizations. Now, Sonic and his newfound best friend, Tails (James Corden), embark on a journey to get the emerald, before it falls into Robotnik's hands.

Cast

  • Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog, An anthropomorphic male blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds. Sonic settles on Earth as a new member of the Wachowski family with Tom and Maddie after defeating Dr. Robotnik in the first film. With Tom and Maddie on vacation, Sonic meets Tails and embarks on a journey to find the emerald before Robotnik does.
  • TBA (actor not yet announced) as the voice of Miles "Tails" Prower, An energetic male orange/yellow fox.
  • Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles the Echidna, A hot-headed male red echidna.
  • Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, A mad scientist and Sonic's arch-nemesis, whose goal was to capture Sonic and use his super-speed for world domination, but was instead defeated by the blue hedgehog and subsequently had any evidence of his existence were erased by the U.S. government. Now more insane than before as a result of being stranded on an alien planet for two years, he seeks to return to Earth, get revenge on Sonic, and achieve his dreams of world conquest. Robotnik teams up with Knuckles to find the emerald, knowing that he's only using him to achieve his goal.
  • James Marsden as Tom Wachowski: The sheriff of Green Hills, Montana, who helped Sonic recover his rings and defeat Robotnik in the first film.
  • Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski: Tom's veterinarian wife who had helped Sonic in the first film.
  • Adam Pally as Wade Whipple: Tom's chief deputy.
  • Natasha Rothwell as Rachel: Maddie's older sister.

References

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