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New photos taken on the set of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie show Knuckles for the first time.
One shot, however, shows crew adjusting stand-in props for Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, which help give the cast a better idea of the height of the CGI characters they’re going to be interacting with.
Paramount Pictures announced in February that the Sonic 2 movie would be released on April 8, 2022 following the original film’s box office success.
The first movie saw Sonic arriving in Green Hills, Montana and teaming up with local sheriff Tom Wachowski (Marsden) as he tries to escape the US Department of Defense aided by Doctor Robotnik (Jim Carrey).
The film ended with a teaser suggesting that a sequel would have Tails coming to Earth in search of Sonic. It’s now clear that Knuckles will also play a major role in the plot.
The Sonic movie performed above expectations, amassing $146 million domestically and $306 million worldwide before COVID-19 lockdowns forced Paramount to release the film digitally and on home video sooner than expected.
In its first weekend the film debuted with a three-day opening of $57 million in the US, which represents a new domestic record for a video game adaptation.
In addition, the Sonic movie’s four-day gross of $70 million is among the best showings ever for the long holiday weekend, which this year coincided with Valentine’s Day.
With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 63% and an audience score in the 90s, Sonic seems to have fared far better with moviegoers than with critics.