Paramount Pictures has officially shown many hi-res still photos from Sonic The Hedgehog 2’s new huge game TV place, introducing — among other factors– the hulking Death Egg Robot of Doctor Robotnik’s (Jim Carrey).
Nevertheless, the most crucial thing is that Paramount revealed a picture of Sonic the Hedgehog (Ben Schwartz) himself directly appearing face-to-face with his new rival, named Knuckles the Echidna (Idris Elba). While the second picture illustrates Sonic flying on the red biplane driven by Miles “Tails” Prower (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) when the Death Egg Robot endangers enormously in the background. The third one demonstrates an obviously disturbed Sonic who gets so ready for battle, meanwhile, the fourth one shows Knuckles tooling a makeshift snowboard when fire destroys the air behind him.
Driven by the vicious Doctor Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik, the Death Egg Robot first emerged as the last boss of the 1992 Sega Genesis video game Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (please do not mistake it with the next film of the same name). Following the first boss, Mecha Sonic, which the player (as Sonic) must combat in the Death Egg Zone stage, the Death Egg Robot is the second one.
This final part is extremely challenging in the original version of the game since the player must defeat both bosses without being provided a single ring, which means that getting just one hit will cause the death — or a “game over” if the player has no spare lives left. After that, it is clear that re-releases of Sonic 2 have edited the Death Egg Zone to provide players with some rings between the two boss battles.
After the first show of Sonic 2 in 1992, the original Death Egg Robot updated a better version which was supposed to be the last boss of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I in 2010. Consequently, a totally redesigned Death Egg Robot seemed like the last boss of Sonic Forces in 2017.
The sequel to the famous film adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog in 2020, Sonic 2 of Paramount is scheduled to release on Friday, April 8. James Marsden again plays Tom Wachowski, alongside Carrey as Doctor Robotnik. Sonic and Tails are respectively again voiced by Schwartz and O’Shaughnessey.
The film witnesses the new voice cast in the form of Elba, who voices Knuckles. Whereas live-action roles as Maddie Wachowski, Wade Whipple, Rachel, Agent Stone, Commander Walters, and the Secretary of Homeland Security are respectively voiced by Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Lee Majdoub, Tom Butler, and Elfina Luk. Furthermore, newcomer Shemar Moore has been playing an unrevealed character.
It is obvious that Sonic 2 assumes story signals from the 1994 video games Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles when Dr. Robotnik controls Knuckles into accepting Sonic as his opponent.
The live-action sequel tracks Sonic and Tails when they make an effort to rescue Master Emerald before Robotnik can join it.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 soon hits theaters on April 8.