The third Sonic the Hedgehog film has been given a launch date: Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles will return to theaters in a movie presumably referred to as Sonic the Hedgehog 3 on Dec. 20, 2024.
The sequence is sticking to its schedule of releasing each two years, then, though this third installment is shifting from the springtime launch-pads of the earlier two entries to a winter vacation slot.
This is a gesture of confidence from studio Paramount, which was delighted with the success of Sonic 2. The sequel, launched in April 2022, has surpassed its predecessor to turn out to be essentially the most profitable online game film of all time. Paramount is definitely hoping the vacation household market will convey even better rewards third time round.
Running quicker, flying greater, and punching tougher. #SonicMovie3 hits theatres on December 20, 2024. pic.twitter.com/DcFGbaKUao
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@SonicFilm) August 9, 2022
No particulars of the solid or artistic crew have been launched. The earlier two movies had been written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller, directed by Jeff Fowler, and starred Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Tails, Idris Elba as Knuckles, and James Marsden and Tika Sumpter as Sonic’s “parents.” All can pretty safely be anticipated to return.
The greatest query mark will likely be over Jim Carrey’s position as Doctor Robotnik. The star informed Access Hollywood that he was “fairly serious” about retiring from performing after showing in Sonic 2. “I really like my quiet life, and I really like putting paint on canvas,” he mentioned. “And I really love my spiritual life. And I feel like, and this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists, I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough.”
The movie’s producers informed IGN that they “wouldn’t even try” to recast Robotnik with one other actor and that “Jim Carrey is always a member of the Sonic family and he’ll always have a place in these movies and TV shows as long as he’d like to be around.”
Carrey, who has taken prolonged breaks in his profession earlier than, did say he would take into account returning for “some sort of script that’s written in gold ink that says to me that it’s going to be really important for people to see.” It’s truthful to imagine that he wasn’t speaking in regards to the likes of Sonic 3 right here, no matter its eventual qualities. But after the runaway success of the primary two movies, Paramount will likely be keen to interrupt the financial institution to steer him in any other case.