Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2 lit up the cinemas in 2020 and 2022 and the stage is all set for the third installment of the super hit film series to hit the big screen. With Shadow appearing in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Teaser trailer. It has been confirmed that Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will be out for fans to enjoy on December 20, 2024.

Expecting there aren’t any delays, this was affirmed at the beginning of August 2022. Denoting a somewhat longer stand-by than fans are utilized to for the big-screen adventures of Sonic.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3’s information

While not significantly more official news on the film has been given by Paramount. Fans ought to be excited by how energized individuals at Paramount appear to be about the film. The President of the Sega Enterprise, Haruki Satomi, had this to say regarding the upcoming third film:

“We are delighted to announce that the third Sonic theatrical film and the first live-action Sonic series for Paramount+ are being actively developed. We’ve got a remarkable partnership with Paramount, and we are excited to continue expanding the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise with them. 2022 is shaping up to be a significant year for the franchise with the second film being released this April, as well as Sonic Frontiers, the highly anticipated video game title, coming this holiday. Sonic has been beloved by fans across the world for over 30 years and we look forward to continuing to bring memorable moments and experiences to them for many years to come”

Up until this point, not much about the third film has been affirmed, past that it has a release date. There are other reasonable guesses we can make with regard to returning cast and the likely story. Yet they are just that — guesses.

Thus, keeping that in mind, this is the very thing that we know up to this point, and what we can gather, about Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

Project Shadow is returning

Shadow of Sonic 3 teaser
via @Matt on Tumblr

The post-credit scene of the previous Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film hinted at the arrival of the fan favorite, Shadow. And fans have never been more excited about his appearance again in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 teaser. But, who is Shadow?

Shadow is one of the more renowned characters from the Sonic game franchise. And has been intensely expected by enthusiasts of movies and games. Shadow had all the making of a fantastic character right out of the gate because he was a brand new character that readily fit into the position of Sonic’s rival.

  • In terms of looks and powers, he was calm, strong, and extremely fun to watch. Sega did a great job exploring his mysteriousness. It didn’t just limit him to being sonic’s nemesis rather it developed his character and gave him his own art.
  • The release date for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 makes Shadow’s inclusion shockingly better! As it is precisely 23 years after Shadow’s most memorable prologue to the game’s establishment.

Will Robotnik return on sonic the hedgehog 3?

Jim Carrey as robotnik
via IMDb

The biggest question mark will be over Jim Carrey’s role as Doctor Robotnik on Sonic 3. The star told Access Hollywood that he was “fairly serious” about retiring after his appearance in Sonic 2. And if that’s the case, we might not see Robotnik in the threequel.

Sonic producers Toby Ascher and Neal H Moritz have said they “wouldn’t even try” to recast the role. “Jim Carrey is always a member of the Sonic family and he’ll always have a place in these movies and TV shows as long as he’d like to be around,” Ascher explained.

Are there any additional cast joining?

Sonic the hedgehog 2
Courtesy of JoBlo

Concerning the other human characters on Sonic the Hedgehog 3, hope to see James Marsden and Tika Sumpter back as Sonic’s ‘parents‘ Tom and Maddie Wachowski. Lee Majdoub as Robotnik’s lenient worker Agent Stone and Adam Pally as Green Hills deputy sheriff Wade Whipple.

It’s muddled who will voice Shadow the Hedgehog in the third film after Shadow’s appearance was teased in the credit scene. Kirk Thornton at present voices the person in the series, yet we’d anticipate that the job should be reworked for Shadow’s big-screen debut.

The rivalry between sonic and shadow might be similar to knuckles in Sonic 2

Shadow from sonic the hedgehog 3
via Pinterest

While in early production, a fan asked the lead writer what the dynamic will be like between Sonic and Shadow in Sonic the Hedgehog movie. And he stated: “The main idea is that Sonic will try to befriend Shadow in a similar vein as Knuckles in Sonic 2. But it’s not going to work that way. Because at this point, Sonic has never interacted with someone as emotionally damaged as Shadow.” (Via IMDb)  

Shadow is depicted in the games and different media as an unbiased or screw-up character. So this is precise.

Is there any footage for sonic the hedgehog 3 yet?

Shadow of sonic games
via SLUURP on Youtube

Nothing as of yet as filming hasn’t started on Sonic the Hedgehog 3 as of November 2022. With only the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 teaser trailer being released.

The first trailer for the sequel was released in December 2021, four months ahead of its release, so we’ll likely be waiting a while.


Also Read: Sonic Frontiers: Story Trailer Breakdown + Possible Characters

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