The Next Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Starts Filming In Early 2021

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will shoot just a year after the debut of the first movie.

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Sonic the Hedgehog launched in cinemas back in February 2020--before the COVID-19 pandemic shut screens around the world--and became the highest-grossing game adaptation ever in the US, overtaking Detective Pikachu. Now, a new movie is in the works, and production dates have been revealed.

Gamesindustry.biz has pointed towards a listing on Creative BC, showing a film with the codename "Emerald Hill" in production. This is the first zone from the Sonic 2 game, and Jeff Fowler--director of the first movie--is listed as this film's director, too. There's no question that this listing is for the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie.

According to the listing, the movie is due to begin filming in British Columbia, Canada, on March 15, 2021. Filming is set to end on May 10, 2021.

No firm details about the plot have been announced yet, but a post-credits scene in the original review revealed that Tails has gone looking for Sonic--presumably, he'll feature in the sequel.

The movie is due to release on April 8, 2022, assuming that it's able to shoot without incident. The first movie initially looked like a disaster, thanks to Sonic's weird design, but it ended up being decent enough to earn an 8/10 in GameSpot's review.

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