Who remembers the original announcement for Sonic the Hedgehog? The box office debut for Sega’s most iconic mascot only fueled the narrative on Hollywood’s disconnection to adapt a video game into a full-length film. But after a makeover of the original CGI, fans grew excited for what is to come for the first release. The movie went on to outperform 2019’s Detective Pikachu in the box office.
Now with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the way, what is beyond that? Well, Paramount already laid out the coming roadmap. Earlier this year, it was confirmed a third film is already in production. As for what is on the way elsewhere, its all about Knuckles. The red-haired Echidna is to star in his own television series on Paramount+ as Edris Elba will reprise the role.
In a new statement from Producer Toby Ascher, a greater universe is in the pipeline. “We’re creating a Sonic cinematic universe, so we knew we were going to add characters, like Tails and Knuckles; new to the films but beloved by gamers all over the world,” he shared with embargos for film reviews leaking.
Additionally, Neal H. Moritz, another Producer, shared a similar ambition in a separate statement. “[Sonic 1] was a great experience for us as filmmakers, and as movie lovers. Now, we’re even more excited to expand that world, adding new characters, bigger worlds, a new, incredible journey, and more action and adventure. There are so many places we can go with Sonic.”
Recently, Giant Freaking Robot added a new report which supports the greater “cinematic universe” underway for Sonic the Hedgehog. In that, Tails is expected to receive his own full-length picture. Details are still vacant on the production currently. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited for the future for Sonic the Hedgehog in entertainment?