‘Sonic The Hedgehog 2’ Trailer: Sequel Levels Up With The Additions Of Tails And Knuckles

Paramount undoubtedly hoped Sonic the Hedgehog would evolve into a franchise, capitalizing on the SEGA video game mascot’s longrunning popularity. But they couldn’t have imagined both the box office, and even more shockingly, the critical acclaim it received. A sequel was a no-brainer, and like every video game sequel it becomes necessary to level up on the number of characters.

The Sonic the Hedgehog sequel now includes two other popular Sonic characters: Tails, voiced by Colleen O’Shaughnessey, and Knuckles, voiced by Idris Elba. Oh, and Jim Carrey is back as Dr. Robotnik who looks more like his Eggman self than before. He didn’t say banished to the mushroom planet for long, and has returned with Knuckles by his side for a plan that could destroy all of civilization. Only Sonic, once again voiced by Ben Schwartz, and Tails can stop them.

James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Shemar Moore are handling the other live-action duties, with Jeff Fowler once again behind the camera.

Sonic the Hedgehodg 2 opens on April 8th.

The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles, and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.



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