Sonic 2 The Movie Starts Production -- "Lights, Camera, Hedgehog"

Director Jeff Fowler announces that production has begun on the sequel.

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Production has officially begun on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 the movie, director Jeff Fowler has announced. He confirmed the news on Twitter where he wrote, "lights, camera, hedgehog."

He included a CG image of a director's chair. Check out the tweet below.

That a sequel to Sonic is in the works is no surprise, as the first Sonic the Hedgehog became the highest-grossing video game movie of all time in the United States. Detective Pikachu, Warcraft, Rampage, and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time did better globally, but Sonic is No. 1 in the US.

Sonic 2 is scheduled to release in theaters in April 2022. It's expected to bring back Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, while other cast members like Tika Sumpter may also return. We don't know if Jim Carrey will be back as Dr. Robotnik or if the rumors of Tails appearing in the sequel are true.

The Sonic movie was well-loved here at GameSpot. In his Sonic movie review, Phil Hornshaw said, "As video game adaptations go, Sonic the Hedgehog is among the stronger ones. It's smart enough to stand on its own, making use of longstanding aspects of Sega's supersonic mascot and his franchise, while making sure that what really shines through are its characters."

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