Paramount Goes All In On Sonic 3 And Knuckles

Paramount Goes All In On Sonic 3 And Knuckles

During a spray of announcements for its Paramount+ streaming service, Paramount Pictures announced it is moving forward on a third Sonic the Hedgehog film and a new TV series centred on Knuckles.

Knuckles the Echidna makes his first appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, played by Idris Elba. The film is set to release in Australia on March 31 (April 8 in the US) and follows Eggman’s return to Earth and the hunt for the Chaos Emeralds.

The film’s cast includes Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Jim Carrey as Eggman, and James Marsden as Tom Wachowski. Colleen O’Shaughnessey, who has played Tails in every Sonic game since 2014, will reprise the character for the film.

Getting a TV show off the ground to bolster its streaming platform is a no-brainer. Netflix and Disney court this kind of tie-in all the time. Spinning up the third film when the second isn’t even out yet, however, is a clear indicator that Paramount feels it has another hit on its hands.

I’ve only got one serious question about all this. Will the third film and the Knuckles TV series will somehow interlock to form a single piece of media? You know, like the Mega Drive cartridges? I’m very old.


  • I’m sorry, but considering Echidnas are native Australian (and found in parts of New Guinea), and they cast a black Englishman to voice Knuckles. I will not be watching it.

    In today’s world, this simply isn’t good enough. Unacceptable

      • It just reinforces the continued Colonial power the British have over the Native Australians and Native Papuans.

        It just really grinds my gears!

        • Whoa – ok. I’m pretty certain that the British colonial power had nothing to do with his casting. He isn’t even using his British accent in it.

          on a side note – Sonic, Tails and Knuckles all don’t come from Earth in the movie timeline. So you could say that these animals aren’t even the native versions from Earth. Would explain why they looks so different to the earth counterparts.

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