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Paramount Drops Final ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Trailer

New footage reveals more of the ‘Sonic’ sequel’s plot, and gives fans glimpses of its snowy set pieces and kinetic action scenes.

Paramount Pictures dropped the final trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in advance of its April 8 theatrical release. 

This new footage gives fans a taste of more plot than any previous spot. In its opening moments, Tom (James Marsden) re-teams with Sonic (voiced again by Ben Schwartz) at a wedding, where he’s forced to use a ring to help the blue blur escape a “life-or-death situation” -- transporting him to safety, but disrupting the ceremony in the process.

Once Sonic crashes the wedding, he alerts Tom that Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) is back with a vengeance. We’re soon introduced to Knuckles (Idris Elba), the evil doctor’s right-hand “echidna warrior,” who aids him in his quest to obtain the all-powerful Chaos Emeralds. The trailer also touts some of the movie’s sprawling set pieces and environments, including a high-octane snowboard chase, a deadly ice cavern, and Robotnik’s gargantuan, rocket-launching mech suit.

Ged Wright serves as production VFX supervisor; DNEG, Marza Animation Planet, and MPC Film handled the visual effects production.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is produced by Paramount Pictures in association with the SEGA Sammy Group, Marza Animation Planet, and Blur Studio. Jed Fowler directs; Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, and Hitoshi Okuno serve as producers. Haruki Satomi, Yukio Sugino, Shuji Utsumi, Nan Morales, and Tim Miller serve as executive producers.

Last month, Sega and Paramount announced that they will be producing the a live-action spinoff series built around Knuckles for Paramount+. That show will bring Elba back to voice the main character, and has a 2023 release in its sights.

Watch the final trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 below:

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