Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is an upcoming live action film based on the Sonic the Hedgehog series and the sequel to the 2022 film Sonic the Hedgehog 2. It will be the third entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog film series created by Paramount Pictures, and licensed by Sega.
In an invite to Kellen's Petty Talk Show released on 5 April 2021, Patrick Casey and Josh Miller expressed interest in making a third Sonic movie already, going as far as to mention that there was an Eggman scene cut from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the sake of flow that they would want to re-add to the third movie.
On 13 May 2022, writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller made guest appearances at a Comic book convention hosted by Klamath Community College, where they answered questions from fans about the movies they had written for and been involved in. On the topic of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Casey and Miller were asked on what plotlines they were interested in adapting into it, and they expressed interest in potentially drawing inspiration from Sonic Adventure 2 and Shadow the Hedgehog. In response to a question on Shadow the Hedgehog's planned voice actor for the film, Casey and Miller would state that they intended to have a big movie star voice Shadow, and had a specific person planned for the role, although they had not heard back from him in regards to his acceptance of the role. Another question asked whether "Live and Learn" could potentially be used in the climax of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, to which Casey and Miller replied that there was a "decent chance" of such a thing, adding that the producers were aware of fan support for Crush 40 to be featured in the film, and that the band's involvement had been discussed. In response to a question on Jim Carrey's involvement in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Casey and Miller replied that the movie was currently still in its "blue sky" phase of development, where they were considering all the possible ways the movie could be, while trying to find how it should be, and that Carrey's involvement was currently unknown. Lastly, in response to a question on the release date of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, they stated they were expecting for it to be released in roughly two years.
- The announcement for the movie was likely a pun on Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, as it was announced along with a Knuckles spinoff series, titled Sonic the Series. The Paramount+ Facebook page even responded with a comment about this reference.
- Paramount+ on Twitter. Twitter (15 February 2022). Archived from the original on 15 February 2022. Retrieved on 15 February 2022. "Paramount+: #SonicMovie3 is officially in development from @ParamountPics and @SEGA! Plus, next year a new original #Knuckles series with @IdrisElba is coming to #ParamountPlus. #SonicMovie2 hits theaters April 8!"
- Episode 27 - Pat Casey and Josh Miller (Sonic the Hedgehog). Kellen’s Petty Talk Show (5 April 2021). Retrieved on 16 April 2021.
- Kroll, Justin (15 February 2022). ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Universe Continues To Grow As Sega And Paramount Sign Off On Third Film As Well As A ‘Knuckles’ Spin-Off Series In The Works At Paramount+ With Idris Elba Reprising Role. Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 16 February 2022. Retrieved on 16 February 2021.
- KCC Comic Con 2022: Q&A with screenwriters Pat Casey & Josh Miller. Youtube (25 May 2022). Retrieved on 25 May 2022.
- Paramount+ on Facebook. Facebook (15 February 2022). Retrieved on 15 February 2022. "Sonic Movie 3 is officially in development from Paramount Pictures and SEGA! Plus, next year a new original Knuckles series with Idris Elba is coming to Paramount+. Sonic Movie 2 hits theaters April 8!"