Sonic Movie Sequel Confirmed, Release Date Revealed

It’s official: a second Sonic the Hedgehog movie is really happening, and a release date is already in place!

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The news was confirmed on Twitter by actor Ben Schwartz, who voices Sonic in the 2020 original. He shared the following video to social media, adding the caption: “SONIC 2 IS OFFICIALLY COMING 2 THEATERS 4/8/22!!!”

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Details are thin on the ground for the flick, but considering just how much of a smash hit the first movie was, it’s not too surprising to see a sequel has been confirmed!

Rumours of a sequel had been floating since the first movie launched earlier this year. At the time, Neal McDonough, (who plays Major Bennington) reportedly heard talks of a huge movie star joining the franchise, and he hinted very heavily at The Rock’s potential appearance.

While speaking to a panel at FAN EXPO Vancouver, McDonough said:

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“There was just a little one thing for everybody — there have been grownup jokes that might sneak in there that we’d get, and the youngsters wouldn’t get, [and] there could be jokes that the youngsters could be getting that we as adults typically wouldn’t essentially get — so it was just a little bit for everybody,” he mentioned. “And I feel what they did with Sonic, he regarded so nice, it was a throwback to what the game was and I feel they actually nailed it. I feel that’s why it’s the biggest film on the planet now.”

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“I’m thinking ahead to part two,” McDonough continued. Then, maybe half-serious, he added, “Actually, I’ve already heard rumblings that The Rock is going to be [in it]. The Rock is in every sequel, by the way.”

While we don’t know for sure whether or not this is a joke, hopefully we don’t have long to find out!

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