Sonic the Hedgehog 3 was announced before the worldwide release of the second film in the franchise. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the second film scored a 69% approval rating based on 168 reviews. The film also performed well at the box office, as it is presently the ninth highest grossing film of 2022 with a worldwide gross of $402 million.
After the success of the second Sonic film, Paramount quickly recognised the need for a third instalment. The existence of a third film was confirmed earlier this year, but when will it be released? Scroll down to view the solution.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Release Date
The release date for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 was confirmed by Paramount Pictures only a few days ago: December 20, 2024. The release date follows the pattern of previous films in the franchise. The first film was released in the United States on February 14, 2020, and the second two years later, on April 8, 2022.
There appears to be an issue, however, as Jim Carrey, who portrayed Dr. Robotnik in both films, said a few months ago that he intends to retire. Therefore, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 may be the actor's final feature. Neal Moritz, one of the producers of the Sonic films, stated that if the iconic actor retires after the second picture, they will not attempt to replace the character, hence Dr. Robotnik will not appear in the third film. Moritz also mentioned Carry's affection for the franchise, which could influence his decision to work on the movie for the final time.
Ben Schwartz, who voices Sonic, and James Marsden, who portrays Tom, are confirmed to return for the third feature. However, Jim Carrey's status is currently unconfirmed.
In addition to the news about the planned film, a spin-off series is also in development. The series will focus on Knuckles, whose voice was provided by Idris Elba in the flicks. Elba reprises his role as Knuckles in the spin-off, as previously established. The series will premiere on Paramount+ in 2023. The exact date is currently unknown.
What is Sonic’s true age?
In the film, Sonic's age is not explicitly stated, but he is described to as a youngster and exhibits many juvenile characteristics. However, that does not indicate he is around five years old. Most Sonic fans assume Sonic is between 13 and 15 years old based on his speech and behaviour. In Sega's original Sonic The Hedgehog video game series, Sonic was 15 years old. Therefore, the majority of people believe he is roughly the same age in the films.
How did Sonic get his powers?
Sonic obtained his abilities after being exposed to Chaos Emeralds, which emit vast amounts of chaos energy. The Emeralds are imbued with a tremendously potent yet unstable source of energy. Sonic's innate powers were substantially improved after being exposed to the Emeralds, and he began to morph into Super Sonic when exposed to additional Chaos Emeralds or under high stress. Sonic possesses superspeed, the ability to shoot energy blasts, and the ability to fly thanks to the chaos energy he absorbs.