Christmas came early for Sonic fans last night, with The Game Awards revealing both the intriguing-looking new Sonic Frontiers and the first look at Paramount Pictures’ Sonic The Hedgehog 2. , which offers a meaty two-minute first look at the star-studded sequel to Sonic.
From holding onto biplanes to taking over bank trucks, this action-packed trailer kept the crazy thrills at a pleasantly shocking pace. However, for fans, it wasn’t the speed of our titular hero that caused them to lose out on Twitter – it was the addition of Tails and Knuckles. Adding more computer-generated friends to Sonic’s largely human cast, Tails seems faithfully cheerful and Idris Elba’s harsh tones seem to perfectly suit everyone’s favorite emo Echidna. With Dr. Robotnik teaming up with Knuckles and taking on his new partner in a flashy showdown with our favorite hedgehog, things are looking surprisingly promising for this Hollywood Sonicquel.
Jim Carrey, of course, reprises his role as Dr. Robotnik, this time sporting a genuinely ridiculous mustache and coveting the chaos emeralds. James Marsden is back as Sonic’s overly serious sidekick and the creative team behind Deadpool and The Fast and The Furious remains at the helm. Obviously, it’s still the early days, but color us cautiously optimistic. Featuring our furry hero eating hot dogs, pranking, and catching missiles, this large-scale epic skin offers a whole new slice of family fun.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 will hit theaters in 2022.