Sonic the Hedgehog fans have been waiting with bated breath to discover what happens next in the tale of Sonic. The first film, released in 2020, was a family-friendly romp that mostly took place in familiar settings around America. A government copyright listing has the synopsis for the second movie, and it sounds a little more faithful to the games.
After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is ready for more freedom, and Tom and Maddie agree to leave him home while they go on vacation. But, no sooner are they gone, when Dr. Robotnik comes back, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to both build and destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
The listing has been active for over a month, but it was only recently discovered by Twitter user Ninja_Risu.
The first movie ended up with Tails approaching Green Hills, and echidnas play an important part in the opening of the film. The groundwork is certainly laid for a more video game-y, wild adaptation of the Sonic mythos. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will release in April 2022.