‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ is trying to build on an avid fan following

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Outraged gamers forced a last-minute makeover before the first movie. Will the sequel benefit from their passion? #k5evening

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ has been a gamer favorite since the 1990s. That’s why fans have been making noise when the trailer for the original film adaptation failed to live up to their expectations. The studio delayed the movie’s release to give Sonic a makeover.

The 2020 movie went on to be a massive hit, grossing more at the North American box office than any other video game-based film.

“I think we’re giving video fans what they want,” said Ben Schwartz, the actor who contributes the voice of the computer-generated Sonic.

Now “sonic the hedgehog 2picks up where the last one left off, with our little blue hero defending himself and his family against Jim Carrey’s villainous Dr. Robotnic.

Describing what makes Robotnic tick, Carrey said, “He starts with an IQ of 300 and a chip on his shoulder.”

Sonic is a fast gamer with a heart of gold.

“He just loves the world and he’s not skeptical about anything,” Carrey said, “And he just enjoys things like we wish we could do again.”

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James Marsden plays Sonic’s adoptive father and credits the voice of Schwartz to bring the animated character to life.

“This man (Schwartz) is the heart, energy and humor of the film,” Marsden said.

“It’s a testament to the quality of a James Marsden actor,” Schwartz said, returning the favor, “because he has scenes full of emotion, full comedic scenes facing a tennis ball. “

Because the film mixes live action and animation, all of the cast shared time on set with tennis balls and other non-human stunt doubles.

“We were lucky enough to have life-size models of the characters,” said co-star Lee Majdoub, “After that, they pull that model out and you have a piece of duct tape or a tennis ball, or whatever. whatever, and you just agree to believe it.

Tika Sumpter and Natasha Rothwell play the sisters in the film. Natasha also starred in HBO’s wildly popular “White Lotus,” which was filmed in a Hawaiian resort, just months before “Sonic” brought her back to Hawaii for filming.

“Not a bad office at all,” she joked.

Sumpter replied, “I feel bad for her.”

The cast of “Sonic 2” hopes to reunite soon, for themselves and for these dedicated fans.

Marsden said, “I feel happy to be part of something that brings so much joy.”

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