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https://variety.com/2020/film/news/sonic-the-hedgehog-sequel-1234619356/

A sequel to the Sonic movie has been confirmed to be in the works by Sega. The first movie was released earlier this year on February 14th, and managed to gross $306m at the box office in spite of having it's theatrical run cut short by the corona outbreak. It got an early digital release where digital sales and rentals were strong, with the movie reaching #1 on digital charts.

A sequel was first teased in-movie with an epilogue scene. 

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That scene shows Tails showing up on Earth to warn Sonic that his home planet is in trouble. Another scene was shown with Robotnik, now trapped on another planet, with his traditional bald head and giant mustache appearance. 

The sequel will once again be directed by Jeff Fowler, with Pat Casey and Josh Miller returning to write the script. No other official details about the sequel were released.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 30 May 2020

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Enjoyed the first so probably week 1 watch



             

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Not surprising really. It is more surprising that it took them this many months to greenlight a sequel. The movie turned a profit from box office alone, and had strong digital sales/rentals when it got an early digital release thanks to Covid, and had a strong physical DVD+Blu-Ray release last week.



It was confirmed for everyone that saw the movie.



I need to see the first movie still. I've heard it was okay to good. Nothing amazing, but not bad. Only complaint is the focus on Earth rather than Sonic's home world.



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Not surprising in the least. Tbh the first was much more entertaining than I had thought, my nephew for one absolutely loved it. So yeah, this is good news all in all. Will probably watch it.



It was quite obvious by the ending, but good to get confirmation.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

trunkswd said:
I need to see the first movie still. I've heard it was okay to good. Nothing amazing, but not bad. Only complaint is the focus on Earth rather than Sonic's home world.

I don't remember the first 3 games saying it was a different world than earth (sure the movie say it is though).



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

What I'm hoping for in the sequel:

-Much fatter Robotnik.

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-Tails is competent and likable.

-More Badniks from the Genesis era games.

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-Sonic gets closure regarding Longclaw.

-Robotnik shouts "I HATE that hedgehog!!" after being defeated again.

-More music from the games, especially "I Am The Eggman" from Sonic Adventure 2.



CaptainExplosion said:

What I'm hoping for in the sequel:

-Much fatter Robotnik.

Spoiler!
-Tails is competent and likable.

-More Badniks from the Genesis era games.

Spoiler!
-Sonic gets closure regarding Longclaw.

-Robotnik shouts "I HATE that hedgehog!!" after being defeated again.

-More music from the games, especially "I Am The Eggman" from Sonic Adventure 2.

Yeah, hopefully they put a fat suit on Jim Carrey for the sequel. He already looked the part for the epilogue in terms of lack of hair, goggles, and giant mustache, but he wasn't fat. Robotnik needs to be egg shaped or else his Eggman nickname makes no sense.

One of the two co-writers said they were in talks with Sega to incorporate more game elements in the sequel, which likely means zone designs for different areas on Sonic's home planet, badnik designs, and more music from the games.

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There was also a leak stating the Echidna tribe would feature more heavily in the sequel, which likely means we'll see Knuckles and get some closure for the Echidnas killing Longclaw.