Good news for fans of adorable blue hedgehogs — Sonic is getting a sequel. Variety reports that Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy have begun development on a sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog, which had the No. 1 opening of all time for a film based on a video game when it debuted over President’s Day weekend earlier this year. Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, and Toru Nakahara are producing the pic, while Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, and Tim Miller are executive producing. Screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller and director Jeff Fowler are officially onboard to return for the sequel. While the original filmmaking team has signed on to the sequel, it’s still very early in the film’s development process. As such, no casting decisions have been announced, so no word yet on whether Jim Carrey will be returning to steal the show. However, given how well-received his performance was, it’s a safe bet he will pop up at some point. News of a sequel is a big win for the original Sonic film, which was famously beleaguered by production issues and delayed because everyone hated Sonic’s teeth. The lesson learned? Sometimes listening to feedback can be incredibly fruitful for everyone involved.
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