The film franchise starring Ben Schwartz as Sonic will return for a third installment
Sonic the Hedgehog is slated to return to theaters in two years.
First released as a video game in 1991, the Sega series follows the story of a blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds. It is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.
The first Sonic the Hedgehog film set the record for largest opening weekend for a video game film upon its initial release in 2020. It has since been surpassed by its sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
After the success of the first two films, fans are eagerly awaiting the third part of Sonic the Hedgehog. Here’s everything you need to know about Sonic 3.
When is Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in UK cinemas?
The third Sonic the Hedgehog movie hits theaters in just over two years, with an official release date of December 20, 2024.
The announcement featured a GIF featuring Sonic accompanied by main characters Tails and Knuckles, who will likely return for the third supplement.
The sequel was also announced alongside a Knuckles spin-off TV series.
Who is in the cast of Sonic the Hedgehog 3?
Sonic fans will be pleased to know that Ben Schwartz (Sonic) and James Marsden (Sheriff Tom) will both return for Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
Schwartz and Marsden are currently the only confirmed casts. However, it’s likely that Idris Elba (Knuckles) will return for the third film. The actor has signed on for a spin-off Knuckles TV series and is likely to be a recurring member of the cast.
It’s unlikely we’ll see Jim Carrey (Dr. Robotnik) return in the third film. The star of popular films like The Truman Show, Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty has announced that he plans to retire from acting.
Appearing on Access Hollywood in 2022, Jim Carrey said, “I’m retiring. Yes, probably. I’m pretty serious. It depends on the angels bringing some type of scripture written in gold ink that tells me it’s going to be really important for people to see. I may continue, but I’m taking a break.”
What will be the plot of Sonic the Hedgehog 3?
Aside from the film’s release date, Paramount has yet to reveal details about the plot of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. The post-credits for Sonic 2 set up the arrival of Shadow the Hedgehog.
Shadow the Hedgehog was first introduced in the 2001 video game Sonic Adventure 2. In the games, Shadow is seen as an antihero with a dark past. It is speculated that Shadow Dr. will replace Robotnik as the antagonist in the new film.