The official Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Twitter account has posted a teaser for the sequel to 2020’s Sonic film, revealing the movie’s official title.
The title is, wait for it… Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Yes, it’s as simple as that. Our money was on “Sonic the Hedgehog: 28,000 Rings Later“, but it looks like we’ve lost that bet. The Tweet also revealed that the movie will be arriving April 8th, 2022.
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) February 10, 2021
The music might also sound a little familiar; it’s the theme to Emerald Hill, the first level from the Sonic 2 game. Jim Carrey is reportedly on board for this second Sonic movie, though we don’t have an awful lot of details about it so far.
Video game movies are tricky to get right and some, like Doom, really shouldn’t be movies at all. Sonic the Hedgehog was particularly notable because, in response to Sonic’s original, disturbing character design, the studio delayed the film and came up with a new CGI Sonic. The delay paid off and 2020’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie went on to make over three times its budget.
You can expect more information as 2022 creeps closer, with a trailer likely to land around Christmas time.