Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie News: Knuckles, GUN and Robotnik Revealed!

The sequel to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is currently shooting in Canada and those lucky enough to be living in or visiting Fort Langley have been seeing a lot of what will end up on screen. We’re a bit late to the news, so I figured a roundup of what has been revealed is in order. First up, as seen above, Knuckles is confirmed to be in the movie as revealed via CGI stand-ins used for lighting and framing references. Designs for Sonic and Tails appear to be retained, and it also appears that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be using the Sonic Boom rule of Knuckles being taller than all the other animal characters.

Sonic, Tails and Knuckles also take on their spin dash forms, no doubt using a piece of rubble as a ramp to go airborne and attack Robotnik.

Also revealed is the presence of GUN (Guardian Units of Nations), the Earth military force first seen in 2001’s Sonic Adventure 2. While we don’t know if the movie will retain the acronym or game appearance of GUN, a GUN helicopter bears a close resemblance to the one seen in Sonic Adventure 2 and fans have already spotted easter eggs by way of the SA-2 designation (Sigma Alpha 2 in the game, and a nod to SA2).

Green Hills, Montana returns from the first film, with set decoration referencing Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine with the appearance of a Mean Bean coffee shop.

Also spotted were an increased GUN presence with tanks lining a Green Hills street.

Human characters Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie (Tika Sumpter) Wachowski are also back, and on set sightings include the pair exiting the GUN helicopter and running around. Fan’s have even spotted Maddie’s vet clinic.

Doctor Robotnik was also spotted, though it is unknown if this is Jim Carrey or a stunt double. Robotnik is sporting his bald head and big mustache from the end of the first film as well as a black trench coat with popped collar. The scene appears to see Robotnik airlifting himself away, likely using one of his robots.

We’ll be sure to share more Sonic 2 movie news as we hear it! Credit to Tails Channel for keeping up on all the Sonic movie info, and the various people snapping photos and taking videos of the film shoot. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set for an April 8, 2022 theatrical release.


3 responses to “Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie News: Knuckles, GUN and Robotnik Revealed!

  1. KaneOhh says:

    I look forward to Sonic’s new live-action adventure. I hope it’s a hit with general audiences, too. Also, with all of the Sonic Adventure 2 references littered throughout the film, maybe SEGA will consider giving fans a remaster of the Adventure series, along with a proper third entry.

  2. Joe says:

    Interesting there is now “swish” on Knuckles’ chest. I know it’s a stand-in (Sonic’s tummy looks white) so hopefully it’ll be on the final CG character. Wonder who’ll voice him.

  3. Putting “swish” on Knuckles’ chest is an interesting addition.

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