Sonic the Hedgehog 2: movie release date in cinemas, trailer, and who is in cast with Jim Carrey?

The speedy blue hedgehog is running his way back onto screens in April 2022

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The final trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film is here with a release date that is no joke.

In the action packed trailer fans can see the return of Doctor Robonik (Jim Carrey), as well as the exciting addition of two returning characters, the villainous Knuckles (Idris Elba) and trusty sidekick Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey).

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount Pictures)Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount Pictures)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount Pictures)

Here’s all you need to know about Sonic 2.

When does Sonic the Hedgehog 2 come out?

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set to hit UK cinemas on 1 April 2022, with a global release due just a week later on 8 April.

Voice of Sonic himself, Ben Schwartz, shared the final trailer on his twitter account, telling fans “can’t wait for you to see this movie”

With just weeks until the movie is on our screens, the action packed final trailer gives fans a two minute glimpse into what can be expected in the latest Sonic release.

To tease the release of the final trailer, Paramount Pictures released the “fastest trailer” which teased fans with some scenes from the movie at Sonic Speed.

The production company also used the time to hide hidden Sonic memes that were later highlighted by voice actor Schwartz over on his twitter account.

The original trailer for the film was first released at The Game Awards back in December 2021, which gave fans the first look at what they could expect from the sequel.

Who’s in the cast of Sonic the Hedgehog 2?

Sonic the Movie 2 is packed full of star studded celebrities, bringing the video game characters to life.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 poster (Paramount Pictures)Sonic the Hedgehog 2 poster (Paramount Pictures)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 poster (Paramount Pictures)

Sonic the Hedgehog is voiced by actor Ben Schwartz, who is best known for his role as Jean-Ralphio in TV comedy series, Parks and Recreation.

Schwartz started his career into acting in 2006, where he appeared in various roles on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien series.

Reprising his role as Dr Robotnik is actor Jim Carrey who has a host of well known acting credits under his belt, including Ace Ventura, The Mask and Bruce Almighty.

Carrey is almost unrecognisable in his latest role with his iconic bald head, moustache and red coat look.

A couple of returning Sonic the Hedgehog characters are making their first appearances in the film series.

Villainous, red hedgehog Knuckles makes his appearance for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, with the character being voiced by Idris Elba.

The English actor is most famous for his role in BBC One series Luther, for which he was awarded a Critics Choice Award in 2016, as well as being nominated for a Bafta.

Tails will also be making an appearance in the new movie and will be voiced by actress Colleen O’Shaughnessey.

O’Shaughnessey has a host of voice acting credits, from Danny Phantom to the animated Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

The second film in the series will also see the return of James Mardsen and Tika Sumpter in their roles as Tom and Maddie Wachowski.

Who is Sonic the Hedgehog?

Original Sonic the Hedgehog video game in 1991 (SEGA)Original Sonic the Hedgehog video game in 1991 (SEGA)
Original Sonic the Hedgehog video game in 1991 (SEGA)

Sonic first made his appearance on our screens in 1991, as the main character in the platform video game Sonic the Hedgehog.

The blue hedgehog was Sega’s flagship video game series that attempted to rival Nintendo’s Mario games.

The animated series Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog premiered in 1993 and several animated series have followed.

After three decades, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie was released on Valentine’s Day 2020.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be making it’s UK cinema debut 1 April 2022.

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