It looks like Paramount is going to double down on Sonic, which is good news for Sonic.
The second film won’t arrive until the spring, but Paramount Pictures and Sega Corp are booting quickly to build on their Sonic the Hedgehog universe with projects in both the film and TV worlds. A third Sonic the Hedgehog movie is being made by the studio. A live-action series based on the Idris Elba-voiced Knuckles is going to be on the Paramount+ streaming service.
The first Sonic movie came out in 2020 and earned $320 million at the box office around the world. The second one will come out on April 8 and feature Elba’s Kunckles. For the sequel, Ben Schwartz is back as the voice of the Sega video game character, along with Jim Carrey and James Marsden in the cast. Jeff Fowler, the director of the first movie, is back for the second one, along with the writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller. Is it still unclear whether the filmmaking team will be back for the third film, which is still in the early stages of making?
If you want to see a live-action version of Sonic that stars Knuckles, Sega and Paramount+ are working on the project and it is set to start in 2023. One of the creative teams hasn’t been kept under wraps.
The news was announced on Tuesday as part of the studio’s investors day, which said that Paramount wants to build out franchises in both theaters and on the internet. A fourth Star Trek movie with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto will be made, as well as a third A Quiet Place movie that will be released in 2025.