It’s not been that long since the release of the second Sonic the Hedgehog movie, fans can’t wait to see Blue Blur and his nemesis Shadow the Hedgehog hit the big screen. In fact, that won’t be the only thing happening in Sonic 3, as the film’s key plot points may have been revealed early on.
First spotted by Sonic Paradise (translated as Sonic Stadium), the latest issue of Hollywood trade magazine Production Weekly has an article about the third Sonic movie in “active development”, detailing several major events during the film and the characters who will be involved. While none of these plot details have been confirmed by Paramount or Sega, if you’re truly desperate to go into Sonic 3 spoiler-free, consider this your warning.
According to the magazine, Sonic 3 allegedly has Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles battling Shadow the Hedgehog – which isn’t surprising if you’ve seen the post-credits scene from Sonic 2. However, the magazine also claims that Robotnik will create a “metal version of Sonic” and that popular characters like Amy and Big the Cat will enter the film through a dimensional portal.
If we’re being cynical, there’s a big sticking point with this synopsis. The magazine implies that Robotnik will have a big role to play in the film, but the actor who plays him – Jim Carrey – announced his retirement before the release of Sonic 2. At the time, the producers of the film seemed believe they would be able to convince Carrey to stay on to cap off the trilogy, but as far as we know right now, he’s officially retired.
Unfortunately, it will be some time before we find out what Sonic 3 is and if Jim Carrey will return as Paramount announced a fairly distant release date for the film earlier this month. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is set to hit theaters on December 20, 2024, just under two and a half years from now. That being said, a reversal between Sonic and Shadow is surely worth the wait.
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