The publication of a Hollywood trade magazine has apparently revealed plot details for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 3 movie. The sequel isn’t due to release in theaters until December 2024, but it sounds like we already may have an idea of what might happen and who may be involved.
Update: It seems that there’s some confusion over the validity of the published synopsis – Twitter fan account Tails Channel has reportedly spoken to some sources that claim that what has been reported by Production Weekly “are not consistent with the present direction of the film.” So take the following original article’s details with a pinch of salt – if you haven’t already done so.
NOTE: This story contains potential SPOILERS for Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Although nobody from the production team or Paramount has yet confirmed any of this information, you may want to avoid reading any further in the off-chance that the following details end up being true.
The details come from trade publication Production Weekly – spotted by our good friends Sonic Paradise – the latest issue of which (#1311 – August 10, 2022) states that Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is in a state of “Active Development”. A synopsis of the movie’s plot has also been published, the key details of which are below (we’ve re-written from Sonic Paradise’s translation of the text for ease of reading):
- “With Sonic, Tails and Knuckles having defeated Robotnik and his Badniks, Green Hills was saved! But it wasn’t over yet!
- The team will have to face what Robotnik’s grandfather has created – the Shadow Project.
- When the Chaos Emeralds was destroyed [in Sonic 2], Robotnik obtains the mini-Emeralds and creates his own metallic version of Sonic, which will be used to get his sinister revenge on the blue blur!
- Together with Shadow, [Robotnik] will try to defeat [Sonic] once and for all.
- Through a dimensional portal, various characters – Amy and Big – show up to help [Sonic].
- Can the team defeat Robotnik before the world comes to an end?”
We already know, thanks to the Sonic 2 mid-credits sequence, that Shadow the Hedgehog (Project Shadow) will make an appearance in the third movie. This is the first time we’re hearing of Amy and Big’s appearance, as well as what sounds like Metal Sonic too.
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