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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 might still be in theatres, but Paramount Pictures and Sega Corporation are already preparing for the future with a third movie and live-action series.

In an update, Sonic screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller have revealed at a 'KCC Comic-Con 2022 Q&A' (via Tails' Channel) how the team is hoping to release the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 movie in cinema at some point in 2024.

Now, moving into spoiler territory... (click away now if you haven't watched the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie yet...)

It was also supposedly mentioned during the Q&A session how Paramount is already seeking someone to guessed it, Shadow the Hedgehog. No names have been revealed at this stage, but it might not be an existing VA (like Tails). Shadow's voice actor could be more like Knuckles - a big-name Hollywood casting.

And if you're wondering about Amy Rose appearing in the future - unfortunately, the producers were unable to answer this one due to a non-disclosure agreement, but apparently, something is "in the works" (thanks again, Tails' Channel).

Miller added to this - noting how the films would keep adding characters as long as there was demand:

“In each new Sonic movie, as long as the people got the appetite for them, we’ll keep adding yet another person from the game universe.”

As for the story and inspiration - there are supposedly plans to incorporate elements of Sonic Adventure 2 and the Shadow the Hedgehog spin-off game into the third film.

The producers are also aware of the demand for Crush 40 music to feature in the Sonic movie - fingers crossed we finally get something like "Live & Learn" in the third film.

This update follows on from an incredibly successful global box office for Sonic the Hedgehog's second movie outing - with sales surpassing the original film. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now also available on streaming and digital services with physical versions to follow.

Who would you like to see cast as Shadow in the third movie? Any other characters you would like to see appear? Leave a comment down below.