Sonic the Hedgehog will have its own cinematic universe
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Extended Universe and star wars universes have all proven themselves, the best way to keep a franchise alive is to flesh out supporting characters in their own movies and TV shows. sonic the hedgehog is the next franchise to expand into a cinematic universe, which will include the introduction of new characters.
According to producer Toby Aschner via the official release of the film’s production notes, plans for an expanded scope of Sonic the movies have already started. “We’re creating a Sonic Cinematic Universe, so we knew we were going to add characters, like Tails and Knuckles; new to the movies but loved by gamers everywhere,” the notes read (via VGC).
Last February, Paramount Pictures and Sega announced that a third sonic the hedgehog The movie was on the way, along with a live-action TV series for Paramount+. The show will see Idris Elba return as the voice of Knuckles the Echidna.
Here is the official synopsis of sonic the hedgehog 2:
The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic can’t wait to prove he’s got what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a journey around the world to find the Emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
sonic the hedgehog 2 hits theaters on April 8.