Sonic the Hedgehog 2 cinema release date set for April 2022

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Paramount Pictures has announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set to come to cinemas in April 2022. 

The upcoming sequel following the adventures of the famous speedy blue hedgehog will be hitting the big screen on April 8, 2022, two years on from the release of the first movie which was released in February. 

News of a live-action sequel was first reported back in May, with Variety officially confirming a second movie is on the way. Director Jeff Fowler and screenwriters John Miller and Pat Casey who worked on the first movie will be returning to bring us the sequel. While we've yet to have confirmation on the returning cast members, Ben Schwartz took to Twitter to confirm that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is officially happening. Schwartz was the voice of Sonic in the first movie, so it looks like we can expect to see him reprise his role once again for round two. 

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This year has seen many upcoming releases hit with delays in the world of movies as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the delays came to light during Comic-Con 2020, where it was confirmed that the next Spider-Man film has been pushed to December 2022. Other films such as A Quiet Place 2, The Top Gun 2 movie Maverick, and Avatar sequels have also been hit by delays. 

While all release dates are subject to change, for now, it looks like we can look forward to seeing Sonic return to cinemas in early 2022. 

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Heather Wald
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I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.