The variation of the basic SEGA Genesis sport Sonic the Hedgehog right into a Hollywood film didn’t precisely get off to an ideal begin. The studio’s first try at animating the beloved character prompted outrage amongst followers, and in an act of fan service that really made sense, they went again and reimagined Sonic’s visible look. The end result was a way more interesting hedgehog, and the primary film went on to be very profitable.
Now they’re again with half two, and it’s extra of the identical, emphasis on extra. Jean-Ralphio, I imply Ben Schwartz, is again because the voice of Sonic, James Marsden is again as his human foil, Jim Carrey is again because the cartoonish Dr. Robotnik. However the sequel has added a couple of new characters to the combination, together with Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna and Colleen O’Shaughnessy – the one online game actor who’s carrying over into the film – as Sonics beloved sidekick Tails.
The movies official synopsis highlights the hunt for the chaos emeralds:
The world’s favourite blue hedgehog is again for a next-level journey in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Inexperienced Hills, Sonic is keen to show he has what it takes to be a real hero. His check comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a brand new associate, Knuckles, in seek for an emerald that has the facility to destroy civilizations. Sonic groups up together with his personal sidekick, Tails, and collectively they embark on a globe-trotting journey to search out the emerald earlier than it falls into the flawed arms.
Try the primary trailer for the film, which hits theaters in April: