Paramount has announced that everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog is heading back to the big screen next year. According to a new teaser trailer, Paramount will release Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on April 8, 2022.
The teaser isn’t anything that fans of the first Sonic movie will be surprised by. The Sonic the Hedgehog title appears on-screen just before he races by it in a blue blur adding a “2” that happens to have two very noticeable tails. While that obviously doesn’t tell us much about the plot of the movie, it does set up the Tails appearance that was teased at the end of the first movie.
The other loose thread is Doctor Robotnik. At the end of the first movie, Sonic’s villain wakes up on a strange alien planet full of mushrooms that caused him to go more insane, and turn into the more recognizable video game version of himself. Meanwhile, Tails appeared from a portal in the sky ready to find Sonic somewhere on Earth. All these extra teases mean that the Sonic sequel could introduce some of the series’ stranger and more video game-y elements, where the first movie was mostly focused on Sonic’s relationship to Earth and Tom, the movie’s main human character.
The original Sonic the Hedgehog movie was released in early 2020 and — thanks to a theatrical run that was mostly unaffected by COVID-19, and an entire year of delayed movies — became one of the most successful theatrical releases of the year.