Sonic the Hedgehog 2 just got another trailer, and it reveals more about the plot and the characters’ roles within it. The previous trailer showed Knuckles (Idris Elba), clashing head-on against Sonic (Ben Schwartz). Now, we know that despite defeating Doctor Robotnik (Jim Carrey) in the first movie, it seems like he’s back once again, and this time the Chaos Emerald is integral to his diabolical plans.
The latest trailer features a lot of jokes, such as Doctor Robotnik quipping “it’s cold in here, let’s turn up the heat” before launching missiles towards Sonic, and Sonic calling Knuckles the “Winter Soldier” when he’s being chased down a snow mountain. Safe to say, there will be a lot more references of the same ilk peppered throughout the entire movie.
Along with the trailer, a poster is also released.
The sequel’s style is reminiscent of the games’ humour and plot, which is great news for fans of the franchise. Directed by Jeff Fowler, who also directed the previous movie, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 brings back Pat Casey and Josh Miller as co-writers with a new addition of John Whittington, who worked on The Lego Batman Movie before.
The movie is currently slated to release on 8 April 2022, so fans of Sonic, mark your calendars.