Paramount Reveals Blu-ray and Digital Dates For Sonic the Hedgehog 2

On the heels of its record-breaking run at the box office, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is finally landing on home media. Starting tomorrow, the blue speedster’s latest big-screen outing will be available to own digitally and stream on Paramount+. Additionally, Paramount has confirmed that the film will hit 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 9.

The original Sonic the Hedgehog was a surprise hit when it premiered in 2020, eventually becoming one of the year’s top-grossing films and making a sequel a foregone conclusion. But against all odds, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has fared even better. With over $375 million in ticket sales, the new movie didn’t just overtake its predecessor at the box office. As of this month, it’s also now the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time.

Sonic 2 featured the return of Ben Schwartz as the voice of SEGA’s flagship character. James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, and Adam Pally also reprised their roles from the first movie, as did Jim Carrey, who returned as Dr. Robotnik. The sequel also introduced two key characters from the original video games, including Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) and Knuckles (Idris Elba).

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The new film’s upcoming Blu-ray release boasts nearly an hour of bonus content. Paramount hasn’t released the full list just yet. However, we can definitely expect an exclusive animated short titled Sonic Drone Home and featuring Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles (presumably voiced by their actors from the film).

A third film, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, was ordered almost two months before Sonic 2 even hit theaters. The franchise’s reach is also expanding to TV. Paramount is currently developing a Knuckles spinoff series with Elba reprising his voice role as the titular Echidna.

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