The upcoming third installment of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has been greenlit by Paramount Pictures. The studio has also greenlighted a spinoff series based on the Knuckles character, which will air on Paramount+. A director and cast have not yet been announced, but the film has been given a December 2024 release date. The film will be up against Avatar 3 in terms of release date, and we will probably get more details on this movie in the near future.
The latest announcement is that the next Sonic movie is set to come out in December 2024. The movie will star Idris Elba. The first two movies were directed by Jeff Fowler and written by Pat Casey. The cast includes Ben Schwartz as the title character, Colleen O’Shaughnessey as his partner Tails, and Idris Elba and James Marsden as Knuckles, Sonic’s “parents.”
The movie is based on the Sega platformer franchise, which began with the film of the same name in 2020. The movie featured James Marsden as a small-town policeman, as well as the blue hedgehog and Dr. Robotnik, a robotic villain voiced by Jim Carrey. Jeff Fowler directed the film, which grossed over $319.7 million worldwide. The film’s sequel, titled Sonic the Hedgehog 2, features Idris Elba as Knuckles, and is being produced by Paramount Pictures. The sequel is set to feature Idris Elba as Knuckles and is set for December 2024 release date.
The second Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which was released earlier this year, has received largely positive reviews from critics. The sequel grossed over $400 million worldwide. While the first movie grossed $320 million globally, the second film earned $721 million. A new movie adaptation of the original will also feature Shadow the Hedgehog. Meanwhile, Paramount has announced a spinoff series featuring Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna.
It is still unclear if Jim Carrey will be returning to the franchise, but the producers of the franchise hope to convince him to come back. Jim Carrey said he was “fairly serious” about retiring from acting, but producers hope that they will have a script in place to entice him back. If that happens, it would be a great time to get him on board for a third movie.