It has been a giant week for Sonic the Hedgehog followers. Not solely did we get the Sonic X Shadow Generations announcement throughout Sony’s State of Play presentation, however we even have a brand new tease and a ton of casting information for the third live-action film set to premiere on December 20. This teaser used a Sonic Journey 2-style brand that harkens to the titular blue blur and his black-and-red rival Shadow, who is ready to play a outstanding position within the movie. However therein lies the issue: We nonetheless don’t know who’s taking part in the Final Life Type.
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Shadow debuted within the live-action films throughout Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s post-credits scene, however he didn’t get to talk. Now it’s been two years since that scene premiered, and followers have been clamoring to seek out out who’s taking part in Sonic’s fiercest rival. We didn’t get that information as we speak. As a substitute, we obtained a number of different actually thrilling casting reveals that gave us some perception into the movie. And whereas we don’t know who most of those of us are taking part in, we are able to speculate.
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The large headliner of the day was Jim Carrey, who had beforehand stated he was toying with retirement after Sonic the Hedgehog 2. As a substitute, he is returning to play Physician Robotnik within the third film. The second film ended on a observe that might have let the filmmakers write him out of the story if want be, nevertheless it doesn’t seem like that might be mandatory.
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On high of that, IGN revealed a number of solid members in undisclosed roles. Jessica Jones actor Krysten Ritter leads the pack, and followers are already speculating she could also be taking part in Rouge the Bat. If Sonic the Hedgehog Three goes to be a free adaptation of Sonic Journey 2, because it seems to be based mostly on the emblem, Rouge is a key a part of that puzzle. She’s a rival to Knuckles, who might be voiced as soon as once more by Idris Elba, and performs a serious position within the recreation’s story.
Additionally among the many new solid is Alyla Browne, a younger actor who is ready to seem as a younger model of Furiosa within the upcoming Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Anybody who is aware of the story of Sonic Journey 2 is aware of to be looking out for a younger blonde woman as a result of that’s in all probability Maria, Robotnik’s cousin and a serious participant in Shadow’s storyline. If Shadow goes to be on this film, Maria has to make an look in flashbacks. However it does make me marvel simply how a lot of that story they’re going to point out in a family-friendly film, provided that she meets a extra violent finish than fashionable Sonic often portrays.
Followers are eagerly awaiting a Shadow actor announcement
The remainder of the introduced solid in IGN’s story embody James Wolk, Sofia Pernas, Cristo Fernández, and Jorma Taccone. There’s much less to take a position about with every of them, as they could be taking part in authentic characters. However odds are, none of them are taking part in Shadow, and followers are begging Paramount to verify who’s voicing the broody hedgehog.
All of this follows some rumors and hypothesis that Star Wars actor Hayden Christensen could also be voicing Shadow, however there’s been no direct affirmation. There have been a number of fan-castings over the previous two years since Shadow’s preliminary live-action reveal, from Tenet and Batman star Robert Pattinson, to John Wick and Matrix actor Keanu Reeves. However none of these have materialized at this level. The film remains to be ten months away, and it’s doubtless that Paramount needs to make his casting its personal separate announcement. However rattling, with each tease we get, I grow to be extra wanting to know whose voice goes to say, “The place’s that rattling fourth Chaos Emerald?”
Whereas we nonetheless have nearly a full 12 months to attend for the movie, Shadow might be getting the highlight within the upcoming Sonic X Shadow Generations remaster launching this fall, which can embody new ranges based mostly on his previous adventures. Sega is de facto making 2024 The Yr of Shadow, and I’m right here for it.