Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Movie Synopsis Reportedly Revealed Via Trade Publication [U]

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.

What do you think of these possible story beats? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Production Weekly [Paywall] via Sonic Paradise

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  1. Oh gosh, I hope that isn’t legit. They are stuffing way too many characters into this if that’s true. I was hoping for a more focused narrative that would give Sonic and Tails more intimate character interactions without having to make room for a bunch of other new characters (I already felt Knuckles kind of crowded Tails out of Sonic 2).

    1. Yeah. Plus having Shadow and Metal both be the villains would be too much to stuff into one movie.

  2. What is the picture at the top and can you link it? i would love to have that as a wallpaper even if it is a fan mockup.

  3. I don’t know. To me, introducing two characters from the games at a time seems like a good strategy. But doubling the amount to four for the third movie seems like a stretch. The first movie was meant to show how Sonic’s feud with Dr. Eggman got started, while the second showed his growing friendships with Tails and Knuckles. Trying to fit in the beginnings of his relationship with Amy, his friendship with Big, his rivalry with Shadow and his feud with Metal Sonic into a less than 2 hour movie would be a big hassle to do.

  4. They should reconsider including Big. Because we all know they’ll just use him for overdone jokes.

    Metal Sonic being the possible final villain makes sense though. The whole Biolizard and Eclipse Cannon stuff might be too much info for kids to take.

    But if they flip things up so that Metal evolves throughout the film so that in the end Shadow and Sonic have to ‘super-up’ and fight in space, then I’d be all up for that.

  5. Now I would think the new characters would be Shadow, Amy and Rouge I am not sure about Metal Sonic or Big. The next movie would have to follow sonic Heroes or Sonic 06

  6. Can’t wait to see sequel of Sonic the Hedgehog movie 3, but I have a blu ray DVD of Sonic the Hedgehog [first movie], and can’t wait to get the second movie DVD too.

  7. I really hope this is not the plot. I really don’t want Amy and big or tons of sonic friends showing up it’s over kill. Sonic is fine where he’s at. You already changed the story so much please stop. Have shadow but leave Amy big and metal sonic out of it.

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