Sonic the Hedgehog movies will become a trilogy

By Tom West,

Sonic the Hedgehog will be getting a third movie outing in 2023 according to Sega's recent financial report, and we can expect to see an original series begin development for Paramount+.

The details were picked up by video game industry analyst, MauroNL, from Sega's financial report for its fiscal year ending March 2022. According to the report, Sonic the Hedgehog's movies will become a trilogy next year, which is unsurprising considering Sonic the Hedgehog 2 performed admirably this year, which has also been detailed.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 confirmed

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 has been confirmed by Sega, presumably because Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has been nothing short of a success. According to Sega's financial report, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 earned $142 million from worldwide box office sales in its first three days of release in April, $72 million of which came from US sales. Its total sales up to May 12th surpassed the first film's worldwide sales of $319 million by generating $350 million, $170 million of which came from the US box office.

Seeing the success of the first two movies, it comes as no surprise that Sega now plans on developing Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in 2023. Additionally, the report also mentions the development of an original TV series for Paramount+.

Nothing new has been confirmed for the video games, aside from the fact that Sonic Origins, which consists of four classic Sonic games, will be making its debut in June. It'll also be the only way to digitally purchase Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, and Sonic CD on Xbox, as they will be delisted ahead of Origin's launch.

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Tom West
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with systems like the Nintendo 64 and Playstation until he eventually fell in love with the Xbox 360. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not achievement hunting, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online.