A plot synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Movie has leaked online, and it unveils Knuckles’ involvement in the new upcoming movie.
Twitter user Ninja_Risu revealed a copyright filing from Paramount Pictures and Sega for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which unveils a plot synopsis for the upcoming movie. This information hasn’t been officially released yet, which means there’s a chance that the story might have changed at some point during the sequel’s development. spoilers ahead.
“After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is ready for more freedom, and Tom and Maddie agree to leave him home while they go on vacation,” the plot summary reads. “But, no sooner are they gone, when Dr. Robotnik comes back, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to both build and destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.”
Tails have been Sonic’s ride-or-die buddy since the early days of the game franchise, and it seems like that partnership is only set to continue in the Sonic movie sequel. The leaked synopsis revealed an action-packed adventure that will see the powerful duo trying to thwart the plans of Dr. Robotnik and his new partner Knuckles, yet one more franchise stalwart.
Robotnik, originally named Dr. Eggman in Japan, is egg-shaped. His body type is very different from that of his live-action counterpart, played by Jim Carrey, but that could all turn into something else in the sequel. Carrey previously talked about that he had “many many ideas” about how the look of the rotund mad scientist might evolve in the next film.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Movie is scheduled for release on April 8, 2022.