Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie coming in 2022

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie got off to a rocky start when the promotion started for the film in 2018 and 2019 with criticisms of the poster and the first trailer. Director Jeff Fowler took the criticisms to heart and had the studio, Paramount Pictures, delay the release of the film for six months.

And it was a good move. Released in February 2020, the movie went on to make more than $300 million at the box office on a $80-95 million budget with solid reviews. Of course, Paramount Pictures wanted to re-up and greenlit a sequel shortly after the movie’s success.

Now we have a release date for the aptly titled, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – April 8, 2022. The official Sonic movie Twitter account broke the news.

Fowler will return for the sequel and writers Pat Case and Josh Miller are also returning to pen the script. Ben Schwartz, the vice behind Sonic, is also returning and it’s expected Jim Carrey will reprise the role of Dr. Robotnik.