It has been nearly a month since the box office debut for Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog which has taken theaters by storm with showings still available for the film. What makes this picture so monumental is that the motion picture shattered previous opening weekend records and swiftly became the most successful video game adapted film in history; toppling 2018’s Detective Pikachu which initially held that position.
Even more, the film was projected to receive more than $100 million in its opening weekend, but later was reported to have accumulated over $200 million within the ten-day period of releasing. Now it looks that the first step validating more entries to establish a film series has been made as actor James Marsden revealed to have signed to work on multiple films.
Marsden disclosed the information last week when speaking with Variety on ‘The Big Ticket with Mark Malkin,’ telling that he has agreed to work with Paramount Pictures on creating multiple movies in the coming years regarding Sonic the Hedgehog.
I believe, I don’t know if I’m supposed to say, as many as they want to make. Yeah, that’s my somewhat vague answer. It is such a good group of people and it was so much fun to see Jim [Carrey] enjoying himself again. I think this was his second-biggest opening weekend of all of his movies. I was kind of amazed at that statistic. He just had a big smile on his face and he was hugging everyone. It just felt like it was such a cool thing.
Expanding on the matter, there is not other information to suggest when or how many projects exactly will spawn from the decision Marsden made with Paramount Pictures. However, there is anticipation that future films from this will incorporate a vaster story alongside introducing iconic characters from the Sonic universe with movie magic.
Recently, Team Sonic announced in response to the cancellation of South By Southwest (SXSW) that the studio will look to reveal more news on related to the game franchise later on in April. It is suspected that the Japanese developer could possibly host an online presentation similar to likeness of a Nintendo Direct potentially.
If you need a refresher on the Sonic the Hedgehog movie or have yet to, go read our full review of the film by heading here.
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