A new Sonic the Hedgehog 2 billboard makes fun of the impending DCEU film The Batman. The long-awaited live-action Sonic the Hedgehog was further delayed by a major redesign of the protagonist character’s look, which was strongly rejected by social media when the initial teaser was released. Sonic, on the other hand, proved to be an unexpected smash once it entered cinemas, and despite the fact that its theatrical run was cut short by the start of the COVID-19 epidemic, it placed at #3 on the American list for the year.
It was only logical that the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog is given the green light. The sequel will be released on April 8, 2022, and will reunite director Jeff Fowler with screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller (along with John Whittington from The Lego Batman Movie). Along with recurring characters such as Sonic (Ben Schwartz), Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), and Sonic’s human pals Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie (Tika Sumpter), the film will also feature two new characters from the Sonic video game: Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) and Knuckles (Idris Elba).
The latest poster for the second film has been posted by the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account. They’ve reinvented Sonic in the universe of this weekend’s blockbuster superhero film The Batman, in usual irreverent flair. The classic Bat-Signal has been replaced with a silhouette of Sonic’s head, which is viewed from a rooftop by a dark Sonic. The motto “#BlueJustice” is also used on the poster, however, it is cheekily acknowledged that the word is “trademark pending.” Here’s a link to the full-size poster:
According to the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 teaser, this poster is quite accurate in terms of Sonic’s location at the start of the film. He’s taken on the persona of a vigilante, using his superhuman speed to aid those in need. His calm – though hyper-energized – existence is disrupted, however, by the reappearance of Dr. Robotnik, who is now allied with a new formidable foe.
Skewering Batman is a fantastic candidate for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 because of its storyline similarities. The superhero movies, such as The Batman, Morbius, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, will most likely be the best rivals at the still fragile worldwide box office in spring 2022. If Sonic can maintain its fantastic fortune in the pandemic era, it could just be able to compete with those large blockbusters based on its now-favorite live-action franchise hero.