The Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which is Mostly Fine, did well enough that a sequel is already in development.
Paramount and Sega confirmed the news to Variety this afternoon, and while it’s too early for casting announcements (though you’d expect at least Jim Carrey, James Marsden and Sonic’s voice Ben Schwartz to be back), the same core team behind the first film—director Jeff Fowler and writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller—are returning.
The first Sonic movie, which didn’t have the easiest time late in production, went on to have the top-grossing opening weekend ever for a video game movie, which I know is a low bar to clear, but it still cleared it.
The first film ended with Eggman/Robotnik, having shed his more presentable black-suited appearance for full-blown video game giant moustache cosplay ensemble, stranded on a mushroom kingdom planet, while a post-credits scene revealed that Sonic’s sidekick Tails had arrived.
So maybe this sequel will be a lot more like the games than the very-fast-ET premise of the last movie.