Sonic fans we have good news for you! “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” has begun production according to Sonic director, Jeff Fowler.
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) March 16, 2021
Not much is known about the upcoming sequel to 2020’s blockbuster “Sonic the Hedgehog” film. But we do know that Ben Schwartz is returning as the voice of Sonic. Jim Carrey is also going to return as Dr. Robotnik, and Tom Wachowski has also said he was signed on to return.
We also know that the original “Sonic the Hedgehog” writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller will be returning for the sequel as well.
Tails will likely be in the next film as he was featured in the end credit scene from the first film. Fans are also convinced that Knuckles will be a big part of the second film due to the echidnas shown in the 2020 film. I know we personally are hoping this is indeed the case.
How the 2020 “Sonic the Hedgehog” film gave fans a bigger voice
Sonic the Hedgehog did incredibly well in theaters and home release and that is largely due to the simple fact that the production teams listened to the fans.
Originally the first Sonic film was supposed to release in 2019, but when the teaser poster and teaser trailer were initially released the response was overwhelmingly negative. Mostly due to the fact that Sonic was so off model for the character.
*Sonic silhouette movie poster is revealed*
*Legs image released*
*Concept art is leaked*
*More concept art is leaked*
*Movie trailer is released*
“blue gremlin man why”
Paramount: “…Wait… … .. ….. …you mean you don’t like the design?”
— Viva Reverie (@VivaReverie) May 3, 2019
Instead of pushing forward with the bad designs and vilifying fans, Jeff Fowler pushed the release back and promised to fix the issue.
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast 🔧✌️
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 2, 2019
The result was a film that fans supported and in great number, even though a lot of media outlets posted several hit pieces on why “toxic fans” shouldn’t be allowed to have opinions. Those “toxic fans” supported the product and now there’s a second film coming.
It’s amazing what can happen if you respect the source material and listen when you are being overwhelmingly told the audience doesn’t like it.
Hopefully we get another great Sonic movie in 2022. But for now, just know that production has begun.
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