The high energy trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog 2 shows off that it wants to keep doing what made the first Sonic work while also throwing in fun, new elements.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 stars the returning Jim Carrey as a fully mustached Dr. Eggman Robotnik and James Mardsen as Sheriff Tom Wachoski. It also features the returning voice of Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Colleen O’Shaughnessey back again as Tails (a role she’s had since 2014), and newcomer Idris Elba as Knuckles. In the film, Sonic must stop Dr. Robotnik before he and Knuckles take over the world with the Master Emerald.
After watching this trailer, I’m very glad the human race as a collective said they’d refuse to watch the first film if Sonic wasn’t redesigned. Imagine how repugnant and horrifying Knuckles and Tails would look if Paramount had stuck with the original design for Sonic? I mean there’s bad, and then there’s the original design for Sonic. The long-legged nightmare with a face like if a hedgehog had been smacked with a frying pan and then deep-fried. Thankfully they both look great and their designs should please fans of both the first movie and the games.
It’s the little details that make this trailer fun and memorable. Things like Sonic eating a chili dog on a roof before going and doing superhero stuff (we all saw what you did there Paramount), Jim Carrey going full Eggman, Tails flying in an airplane, Idris Elba being the best voice for Knuckles, stuff like that. Also can we take a moment to think about how Idris Elba has been hopping around comic book/sci fi/video game franchises non-stop since 2011? Man’s dedicated, and I appreciate it.
Overall I think this trailer did a good job of giving fans a taste of what’s to come in this new Sonic sequel. It looks like it will be fun, Sonic is gonna run fast, and Eggman will get his ass handed to him like what always happens. Looks like more Sonic lore is going to be in this one too. Maybe we’ll even see Sonic go Super Saiyan when he touches the emerald. I’ll also settle for Knuckles asking Eggman at least once if he “knows the way.”
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is set to premiere on April 8th, 2022.
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