Lots of properties like to re-christen particular months or days as their own, and today Sonic the Hedgehog 2 does so. It’s not just Tuesday, but “Sonic 2sday,” of course. And as such, time for a reveal. Nothing earth-shaking here, but the film’s three major animated stars get new Sonic the Hedgehog 2 character posters. And for the two actors involved not named Idris Elba, that’s likely a career first.
Each poster has a similar, “2sday” like pun for the character involved. First up, the spinning blue guy himself has “license 2 quill”:
Next comes his new pal Tails, revealed at the very end of the first movie. Tails is “ready 2 kick tail,” which seems masochistic given his name:
And finally, of course, Knuckles. Whose joke doesn’t need to be as good, because when you’re Idris Elba, people will laugh politely anyway. Time “2 punch in”:
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Notably not getting posters today? The arguably more famous human stars, Jim Carrey and James Marsden. That’s a pretty big deal for voice actors who, Idris aside might not have gotten such credit in bygone days. (Charles Fleischer never got a poster with his name on it for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, for example.)
Paramount’s official synopsis reads: “The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.”
“From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Lee Majdoub and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.”
The Fast and the Furious reference is to producer Neal H. Moritz, while Deadpool director Tim Miller is credited as an executive producer.
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