Sonic Movie 3 Is A Go! And So Is A Live-Action Spinoff Series With Knuckles!

Yes, you read that right. Sonic Movie 2 hasn’t even been released yet, and they have already announced a sequel! And in 2023, there is going to be a live-action spinoff series with Knuckles!

It is worth noting that we know very little about Sonic Movie 3. Our only information is a logo, along with the official confirmation that the film is “in development”. It will likely be a year, if not a little more than that, before we begin to see the release of trailers.

If you recall, Sonic Movie 2 had been confirmed within a month after Sonic Movie 1’s release. Nevertheless, it isn’t often to get confirmation of a movie sequel before its predecessor is even released. And this is for a third Sonic the Hedgehog film as well, something I think few fans even imagined would happen just a few years ago.

But, believe it or not, we are getting more than just a third Sonic the Hedgehog film. There’s going to be an original live-action spinoff series featuring Knuckles the Echidna!

As with Sonic Movie 3, there aren’t a lot of details here. It will be coming to Paramount+ in 2023, and Idris Elba will return to voice the character, but that is pretty much all that was revealed.

Needless to say, the Sonic Movie Extended Universe (hey, that’s what the official Sonic Movie Twitter suggested) is very much alive and well. And that doesn’t even count the Sonic Prime series coming to Netflix sometime this year, and the releases of Sonic Frontiers and Sonic Origins. I think it is safe to say that Sonic fans have a lot to look forward to.

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  1. Can’t wait for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 movie and a Knuckles live-action spinoff series with Idris Elba reprising his role as Knuckles as well as Sonic Prime, Sonic Frontiers and Sonic Origins (which includes Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD) of course because of Project Sonic 22.

    Looks like 2022 is gonna be a busy year for Sonic the Hedgehog because of Project Sonic 22.

  2. If the Chaotix aren’t in the Knuckles series, I’m gonna be just a little disappointed. Now what other game characters could they add in the third movie?

  3. They better have some really promising content planned for the spin-off series, if it’s gonna be solely focused on Knuckles (Especially if this could be possibly the best incarnation of the character to date). Perhaps try implement exclusive characters that most likely aren’t gonna appear in live-action films like Chaotix, Mighty or Fang?

    1. Mighty and fang along with Ray are confirmed to be in the classic series of Sonic only so doubt they would appear.

      The chaotix might come off too weird for live action adaptions but who knows.

      1. Games I can understand but who says this same rule necessarily applies strictly to this live-action films and spin-off series? Sure obviously Rouge might have better changes to appear (Not always, after all we didn’t get to see her in Sonic Boom), but nothing is always necessarily obvious with case of Sonic. While I’m also not necessarily expecting any of previous characters to appear, I don’t think that Classic and Modern character rule really does apply here. It’s really up to Jeff Fowler, movie or spin-off staff to find out the potential/existence of these characters and whatever Sega accepts their appearances.

  4. They really should see how well 2 does doing this…

    Look at the turtles films they had 3 films set they did 2 because the 2nd one flopped.

    Amazing spiderman had 4 films and a spin off planned. 2nd flopped and rest was cancelled.

    Why can’t we go back to the days they did a sequel if it did well.

    Not that I’m seeing Sonic 2 will flop I hope it breaks the box office and does Amazing as I’m loving what I see so far. But let’s be realistic.

  5. It looks to me as if they’re gonna condense elements from Sonic 2, 3 and Knuckles in this second movie. The next good story to be told in the Sonic universe is Sonic Adventure 1 or 2. Personally, I bet on 2, so it would be a great opportunity to bring Shadow into the live-action world.

    1. I expect Sonic CD will be the next focus with Metal Sonic and Amy BUT I also feel Shadow will be in a post-credits scene.

  6. Whoa that was fast (no pun intended).

    Would be nice to see Amy and/or Metal Sonic in this (and in the Sonic 2 credits as well).

    1. Yeah, I still don’t get why they decided to introduce Knuckles in the movie series first over those two. Introducing Tails in the second movie makes sense, given that he made his game debut in Sonic 2 the game, but they could’ve saved Knuckles for the third and have Metal Sonic as the secondary antagonist instead. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s nice that they’re adding Knuckles earlier than expected.

  7. I have a bad, BAAAAD feeling they´re going to introduce Shadow and try to adapt the Space Colony Ark-Storyline… pls not

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