The handy thing about trademarks and copyrights is that they can spill the beans on things we’re not otherwise supposed to know about yet. Along those lines, as Twitter user @Ninja_Risu noticed, a Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie copyright from Paramount Pictures and Sega has revealed a plot synopsis for the upcoming film, which recently finished its Toronto filming. It sounds like this movie will be more focused on the core cast from the video games — including Tails and Knuckles — and it will apparently involve a Chaos Emerald:
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. 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. Being directed by Jeff Fowler, and starring Jim Carrey, James Marsden, and Ben Schwartz.
This Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie plot synopsis paves the way for Sonic and Tails to have a classic buddy adventure, trying to foil the plans of Dr. Robotnik and (an inevitably duped and misguided) Knuckles. This is the kind of story that fans had been hoping for with the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie — though that’s not a knock against that film, since that movie was surprisingly great too. It was also the top-grossing video game movie ever.
Based on the plot synopsis, do you think Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has a chance to out-gross the first movie? It comes to theaters on April 8, 2022.