The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2.
I recently got a chance to do a fun virtual round table interview with Tika Sumpter (Maddie) and James Marsden (Tom) along with some other family entertainment writers and I asked them about working on SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 with such a fun cast.
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What is SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 all about?
Who is Blue Justice?
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 builds upon the fun and heart of the first film, which is based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega. It centers on the infamously brash and bright blue hedgehog from another world. We met him in the first film and in this one Tom (James Marsden), Maddie (Tika Sumpter), and the new addition to the family, Sonic (Ben Schwartz), are adjusting and settling in together in their Green Hills, Montana home. Tom and Maddie have turned their attic into Sonic’s semi-private sanctuary, but Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. Sonic is safe and loved by Tom and Maddie, who now are more “Dad” and “Mom” to him. Of course, we soon learn that the attic in a small house in Montana isn’t the best place for a superpowered, turbo-charged teenage hedgehog. Sonic, being Sonic, is looking for adventure, and begins sneaking out at night in the guise of an alternate identity – a masked vigilante, who solves and stops crimes in the style of a certain caped crusader: Blue Justice.
Sonic’s eagerness to prove himself comes when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles (Idris Elba), in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. The chrome-domed, mega-mustachioed madman with an I.Q. measuring over 300 is bigger, badder, and funnier, and still getting around in his patented flying ship, the Eggmobile. He has a score to settle with Sonic, who bested Robotnik at the end of the first film, leaving the madcap maniac stranded on a mushroom planet, light years away from Earth.
So who is Knuckles?
The formidable Knuckles is the last of the Echidna warriors. His sole purpose is to find the Master Emerald, which will give its bearer incredible powers. This makes the stakes of Sonic’s mission even higher: the entire universe could be threatened if the Master Emerald falls into the wrong hands. The hands you do not want to see holding the powerful object is Robotnik’s, who’s on his own quest to trick the mighty but gullible Knuckles into thinking that Sonic is his enemy. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey), and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
Meet Tails (again!)
Sonic’s life changes when he meets a two-tailed fox named Tails, who has traveled a long, long way to meet his idol, Sonic. The character was introduced to moviegoers in a special sequence that unfolded during the end credits of the first film. Tails becomes like a kid brother to Sonic, though his powers are equally impressive. Tails is a genius, and he’s the only one who approaches Robotnik’s level of intellect.
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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 will take audiences of all ages around the globe on an adventure where nothing less than the fate of the world is at stake.
The film is rich with spectacle, comedy, action, adventure and exotic locations – everything you love about Sonic and his universe.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 IS IN THEATRES APRIL 8, 2022
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