The Paramount+ Twitter account shared the news today that a third Sonic movie is in the works, likely titled “Sonic the Hedgehog 3” as well as news that a Knuckles series will be releasing to Paramount+ in 2023 starring Idris Elba. The Knuckles TV series would be the first Sonic spin-off in the realm of television and movies, and would join the ranks of Knuckles spin-offs that include Knuckles’ Chaotix for the SEGA 32X and the Archie Knuckles the Echidna mini-series and ongoing comic book series.
Wow! What a night at the Game Awards! That one game won, and that lady got an award too! Okay, we don’t care about the awards. It was a trailer show, and Sonic fans had a plate full of footage to sift through! On this SEGA News Bits Live, Barry analyzes the trailers for Sonic Frontiers and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 the movie.
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The expected and anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie trailer debuted at the Video Game Awards, and it largely delivers! Sonic, Tails and Robotnik are all on display sporting refined designs thanks in large part to the movie not starting production with that wonky early design and Jim Carrey finally truly looking the part. What more, we get a look at Knuckles and hear more Emerald Hill Zone music. All-in-all, an impressive trailer. Though, the big question I have is will we return to Sonic’s world and explain that whole owl versus echidna thing? I guess we will find out on April 8, 2022.
Paramount has announced when we will be able to watch the Sonic the Hedgehog movie at home! The digital release has been moved to March 31st (though Apple TV says March 30th) while the home release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD will release May 19th. The shift in the digital release is due to the coronoavirus keeping more and more people at home as countries and states issue various orders. Other movies competing with Sonic in theaters have also had similar digital release dates, with Pixar’s Onward hitting digital today and Disney+ on April 3rd, while Birds of Prey hits digital on May 24th.
Despite the shortened theatrical run, last week Sonic became the biggest video game movie ever in domestic grosses and will undoubtedly beat more recent theatrical releases due to theater chains temporarily closing and shifting to digital and home video releases.
Thanks to an overly enthusiastic staffer at Hagami/Carroll Inc. who wanted to update the company’s online portfolio, we now have an advance look at how Sonic will appear in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie from Paramount. The company had been tasked with creating a brand guidelines book and package design for the movie, as the images show off brand elements including graphics, character poses and the brand personality. The elephant in the room of course is the newly designed cinematic take on Sonic in all its glory. Fan reaction has been mixed, with comments ranging from “better than I expected” to “okay” to gifs of people jumping from windows.
Personally, I think it looks awful and cannot wait for the SEGA News Bits video where George and I pick apart the blue little guy. In the meantime, check out the gallery of images below and share your own opinions in the comments.