On Thursday, it was confirmed by Sega Sammy and Paramount Pictures that a sequel was currently in development. Jeff Fowler will return to direct the film while both Josh Miller and Pat Casey will pen the new script.
Since the sequel is still in such early stages, it is not yet clear which cast members will return for the second movie in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. The 2020 film starred James Marsden, Jim Carrey, and Tika Sumpter. Ben Schwartz starred as the voice of Sonic.
Released this past February, the first movie told "the story of the world's speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth."
Sonic teamed up with his new human best friend Tom (Marsden) to try and defend planet Earth from Dr. Robotnik (Carrey). Dr. Robotnik, also known as Dr. Eggman, is an evil genius and the video game character's main nemesis.
Despite being released before the coronavirus pandemic, the film was still affected by the shuttering of cinemas, cutting its theatrical run short. To compensate, Sonic the Hedgehog released early on home video.
Not only did the film soar to the top of the box office and break records as a live-action video game adaptation, but it also achieved the "fourth-best Presidents Day weekend debut."