It is curious to see how a film reviled in its first trailer to the point of forcing those responsible to delay it for several months, to change the design of its protagonist, has ended up becoming one of the most successful film sagas based on a video game. This has been the case of Sonic, the movie, a series of films for the whole family that will premiere in 2024, bringing together its actors once again, including Jim Carrey himself.
The promotion of the feature film began this month of February, and with this from 3DJuegos we wanted to venture into the network to discover the main points of a film where, once again, Sonic must save us all. Not much is known, to tell the truth, but there are some details to draw on. Thus, in the following paragraphs we will tell you everything you need to know about its history, its cast of actors, release date, and much more. Are you coming?
Sonic the Movie 3 will hit theaters this coming December 20, 2024. Paramount Pictures is thus relying on the character to sweep the box office during the Christmas campaign. He will have to deal, for now, with The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim and the cinematic re-release of Karate Kid, two films with great potential to attract families to cinemas.
Paramount Pictures confirmed the development of Sonic the Movie 3 several weeks before the release of the second film, thus showing its confidence that the film would once again be a success. His script finished being written in May 2023, but due to the different strikes experienced in Hollywood, filming did not begin until the end of November 2023. Before, however, several scenes were recorded where the presence of real actors was not necessary. Jeff Fowler repeats as director following a script written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller.
After a first film that narrated the origins of the character and his main villain, the evil Doctor Eggman (or Robotnik), and a second where the Sonic universe expanded with two new sidekicks, Tails and Knuckles, this third film is expected to face to our protagonists with Shadow. The character was introduced at the end of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but no further details have been given. It is known that she will appear as Maria Robotnick, a vital character in the black hedgehog drama.
What is confirmed is the return of Jim Carrey as Robotnik. Although the actor announced that he was leaving acting after the premiere of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, he has decided to return one last time to play the villain. His character was missing at the end of the second film, although this, of course, is not a problem in this type of production. He is expected to play an important role.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will bring back much of the cast of characters we’ve met in the first two installments of the franchise, and that includes Jim Carrey, James Marsden and Tika Sumpter, with Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba and Colleen O ‘Shaughnessey voicing, respectively, Sonic, Tails and Knuckles. Among the signings, the name of Krysten Ritter as anthropomorphic jewel thief Rouge the Bat and that of Alyla Browne as Maria Robotnik, a vital character to understand the drama of Shadow in video games. The actor in charge of voicing Shadow remains to be known, with rumors on social networks pointing to Hayden Christensen (Star Wars) as the chosen one.
In addition to all this, it is known that Paramount is working on a series in the Sonic universe, the film focused on the character of Knuckles. Its premiere is expected this year, with a story that takes place between the second and third film with the character played by Idris Elba training alongside Wade Whipple. Whether the saga continues to expand will depend on its success and that of the new film.
No official material about the film has been shared at the moment, except for a small teaser at the beginning of the news where the film’s logo is seen. This is all for now, we will update as more news comes out. In the meantime, there are plenty more video game adaptations in the works.