‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Sequel Races Into Theaters In 2022, And Tails Is Coming Along

I think it’s safe to say that Sonic the Hedgehog was one of 2020’s great surprises. Not only was it among the highest-grossing movies of the year with $319M, but it was pretty damn funny, too. We always knew a sequel would be coming, and now Paramount has made it official with the movie’s title, release date, and a teaser of the character we all really want to see.

So what’s the movie called? Not a shock, but it’s simply Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and will open on April 8th 2022.

The teaser is pretty basic, until you get to the end two very distinct tails trailing the number “2”.

Anyone who saw the first movie knew to expect Sonic’s little buddy Tails to show up. He popped out of a portal during the mid-credits scene ready to find his best pal. For those who don’t know, Tails is a two-tailed kitsune, or fox, and has appeared in multiple Sonic video games and animated shows.

The big question left dangling is whether Jim Carrey will return as Dr. Robotnik? Honestly, I can’t imagine a Sonic movie without him. At the end, Robotnik grew increasingly insane while stuck on a strange mushroom planet. He now more closely resembles the Eggman video game version players are familiar with, which only promises Carrey’s performance will be nuttier than before.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.