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Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel begins production in March 2021

Revving up

The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie turned out to be quite a hit, both in terms of revenue and fan response. That's why Paramount was quick to greenlight a sequel, and work on that project is kicking off early next year.

We've learned that production on the film will officially kick off in Canada come March 2021. The codename for the film is "Emerald Hill," and production should run from March 15th to May 10th, 2021. Unfortunately, there's no word on what direction the story will take at this time, and we don't know who's returning from the first film.

Thanks to OperationGamer17 for the heads up!

Yakuza's producer would love to work with the Sonic IP, and would make a "completely different Sonic"

Let him do it!

Producer Daisuke Sato has found great success with the Yakuza franchise, and is sure to work on many more great installments down the road. That said, he'd also like to have a crack at the Sonic franchise. According to an interview with SEGA, Sato would love to take things in a different direction.

"It’s an IP that I haven’t come to before. In the sense that I want to try it, … well, Sonic. After all, when you hear Sega you think Sonic. I’d like to get involved once at least. But for me, the so-called Sonic is, well, if I were to do it, I wouldn’t do Sonic as it was. I would like to make a completely different Sonic."

SEGA shows off never-before-seen concept art for Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes

You've never seen Sonic like this!

Think you've seen it all when it comes to Sonic the Hedgehog? Well think again, as SEGA has just revealed a ton of concept art that has never seen the light of day outside of SEGA's offices.

SEGA showcased these pieces during a charity live-stream, and their reveals included concept art for Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes. You can check out the entire gallery here.

Sega unveils beta versions of songs from Sonic Adventure 2's soundtrack including City Escape and Radical Highway


Sega shares special Sonic the Hedgehog artwork for Halloween

Play some Pumpkin Hill while you take a look

SEGA has shared a pretty fantastic piece of art for Halloween that features a number of different Sonic characters. You can click the tweet above to see the full image, which I'm sure fans will pick apart to see if there's any hidden details or messages hiding within!

SEGA Brings Twice The Fun To Switch With Sonic Double Packs

Two for the price of one

We learned about the existence of these two double packs quite some time ago, but SEGA is just getting around to confirming them today. That's because both are available at retail now! Get the full rundown of these special double packs in the press release below.

Good things come in pairs, Sonic fans! SEGA® of America, Inc. today launched two exciting new game packs, bringing everyone’s favorite Blue Blur to the Nintendo Switch in double form. Players can pick up bundles of Team Sonic Racing and Sonic Mania or Sonic Forces and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD to try their hand at some of SEGA’s ultimate, fan-favorite titles.

Each pack brings together unique gameplay styles. With Team Sonic Racing and Sonic Mania, fans will experience adrenaline-pumping races and speedy side-scrolling gameplay with familiar faces from the Sonic universe. With Sonic Forces and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, players can step into Sonic’s shoes to become a hero in a world ridden with evil and race through stages and challenges with 10 thrilling Party Games as the fastest, most maneuverable monkey around.

SEGA’s new game packs are available today on Nintendo Switch for $39.99 physically at authorized retailers.

IDW releasing a Sonic the Hedgehog hardcover comic collection

A super Sonic collection

IDW and SEGA have announced a special comic compilation for Sonic the Hedgehog. On June 8th, 2021, the pair will be releasing a hardcover collection of Sonic the Hedgehog comics, which features 272 pages of content. Look forward to a compilation of the first 12 issues of the main series tucked away inside.

Concept art for a cut character from the Sonic the Hedgehog movie surfaces

Meet Rava

A decent amount of content for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie didn't make its way into the final cut. We've seen story tidbits and fleshed-out character info that ended up on the cutting room floor, which is of course normal for any film. Turns out we lost an entire character as well.

Bayard Wu did some concept art for the Sonic the Hedgehog film, and that includes work on Rava, the character seen above. Wu says on his ArtStation profile that Rava ended up being pulled from the film, which is why we've never heard of him before. As to why the character got snipped out, that's anyone's guess.

If you'd like to check out some more character art for Rava, you can have a look at Wu's portfolio here.

Thanks to OperationGamer17 for the heads up!

RUMOR: Is SEGA teasing a reveal for Sonic Adventure 3? (UPDATE)

Third time's a charm?

SEGA loves to tease Sonic fans when it comes to the reveal of new games, and it certainly seems like they're up to their old tricks once again.

SEGA recently shared the above image on Twitter, and it doesn't seem like much of anything at first. Just a joke about the Fibonacci sequence at first glance, but a second look reveals something more.

If you look closely at Sonic's cheek, you can see a very faint '3' hiding in the image. SEGA has hidden stuff in Sonic imagery before, so this is very much in their wheelhouse. It's also worth noting that the Sonic image itself comes from Sonic Adventure.

Following that, Mike Pollock, the voice actor for Eggman, replied to the tweet with his own reference to the number 3. This could either be Pollock picking up on the fan chatter and just joining for fun, or he could be deliberately getting in on the tease as well.

I think it's quite obvious SEGA is teasing something for Sonic, and with the character's 30th anniversary coming in 2021, it seems like the perfect time to go all-out on a Sonic Adventure 3. Sonic fans have been waiting patiently since April to see what SEGA is working on for the Blue Blur. If that wait leads to Sonic Adventure 3, I have a feeling most fans will feel their patience paid off!

UPDATE - Some new evidence has surfaced, and it could either point to this being a mistake, or even more legitimate. As you can see in the image above, the Fibonacci sequence image that SEGA used can be found on Shutterstock. This is indeed the same image, but as you might notice, there are numbers and letters throughout. The number 3 appears in exactly the same spot it does in the Sonic image. The question is, did SEGA remove all the other letters/numbers and somehow accidentally leave the 3 behind, or did they purposefully remove all the numbers/letters EXCEPT 3?

Thanks to MegaJacobF for the heads up!

RUMOR - Paramount considering a Dr. Robotnik spin-off film

Get a load of THIS, Sonic

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie ended up being a big hit with both fans and critics alike. We already know that Paramount is working on a sequel, but rumors are floating around about a spin-off project as well.

Industry insider Daniel Richtman is reporting that Paramount is considering a spin-off film that will focus on the antics of Dr. Robotnik. Obviously, this movie would retain Jim Carrey in the role of Robotnik, but there are no details on what path the story would follow.

The follow-up to Sonic the Hedgehog will no doubt pull in some big numbers, but a spin-off shifting the focus to Jim Carrey could do equally well!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

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