Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (film)

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2[lower-alpha 2] is a 2022 action-adventure comedy film based on the video game series published by Sega, and the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog (2020). Directed by Jeff Fowler and written by Pat Casey, Josh Miller, and John Whittington, the film stars Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Lee Majdoub, and Colleen O'Shaughnessey reprising their roles, with Idris Elba and Shemar Moore joining the cast. In the film, after settling in Green Hills, Sonic tries to prove himself as a hero, but his big test comes when the evil Doctor Robotnik returns, alongside his new rival, Knuckles the Echidna, in search of the Master Emerald.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJeff Fowler
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Pat Casey
  • Josh Miller
Based onSonic the Hedgehog
by Sega[lower-alpha 1]
Produced by
CinematographyBrandon Trost
Edited byJim May
Music byTom Holkenborg
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dates
  • March 30, 2022 (2022-03-30) (International)
  • April 8, 2022 (2022-04-08) (United States)
  • August 19, 2022 (2022-08-19) (Japan)
Running time
122 minutes[3]
  • United States
  • Japan
Budget$90–110 million[4][5]
Box office$405.4 million[6][7]

Following the success of the first film, Paramount Pictures announced the sequel in May 2020, with Fowler returning as director, Casey and Josh Miller returning as writers, and Schwartz, Carrey, and the rest of the cast reprised their roles. Filming took place from March to June 2021 in Vancouver and Hawaii.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was theatrically released in several markets on March 30, 2022, and in the United States on April 8, by Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy Group. The film received positive reviews from critics like its predecessor, who praised its action sequences, humor, and performances, but criticized its screenplay, runtime, and pacing.[9] Many critics considered the film an improvement over its predecessor.[10] It grossed over $405 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing video game film in the United States and the fourth highest-grossing video game film of all time. A third film is scheduled for a December 20, 2024 release, while a spin-off miniseries starring Knuckles is in development and is scheduled to be released in 2023.