Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s streaming and Blu-ray release dates arrive shortly after the film set a box office milestone for the franchise. After surpassing its predecessor at the box office, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is racing home as Paramount announces its streaming and Blu-ray release dates. Based on SEGA’s hit video game franchise, the 2022 movie sequel picks up eight months after the events of its predecessor as Sonic anxiously tries to show his worth as a hero on Earth, despite constant errors made in his efforts. When Tom and Maddie head to Hawaii for her sister’s wedding, Sonic finds himself once again pitted against the villainous Dr. Robotnik as he returns to Earth with the help of Knuckles the Echidna in their joined search to find the Master Emerald.
Ben Schwartz returned to lead the cast of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as the titular hero alongside Jim Carrey as Robotnik, James Marsden as Tom, Tika Sumpter as Maddie, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally and Lee Madjoub. The film also marked the franchise debuts of Shemar Moore, Idris Elba as Knuckles and the proper introduction of Colleen O’Shaughnessey’s Miles “Tails” Prower after a brief appearance in the first film’s post-credits scene. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hit the big screen in April to better reviews than its predecessor from critics and audiences alike and now those eager to revisit the video game sequel are getting their chance. Nearly two months after arriving in theaters, Paramount have announced the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 streaming and Blu-ray release dates. The video game adaptation sequel is set to begin streaming on Paramount+ on Tuesday, May 24 and will be available to rent or purchase on digital platforms the same day. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will subsequently hit shelves on 4K Ultra-HD, Blu-ray and DVD on August 9 with nearly an hour of bonus materials, including an all-new, exclusive animated short entitled “Sonic Drone Home” featuring Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles.
News of Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s streaming and Blu-ray release dates comes a few weeks after the film overtook its predecessor’s overall box office haul, having crossed the $375 million mark after just a month of being in theaters. In doing so, the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel also surpassed the first film to become the highest-grossing video game film in North America and the fifth-highest-grossing of all-time, falling short of Warcraft, Detective Pikachu, Rampage and fellow 2022 release Uncharted. The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 streaming date also falls in line with Paramount’s release schedule for recent theatrical releases onto Paramount+, bringing their major titles to the platform 45 days after making their big screen debuts. For those who have fallen in love with the franchise thus far, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 won’t mark the end of the screen adaptations of SEGA’s video game series. Paramount is currently developing both a Sonic the Hedgehog 3 movie and Knuckles spinoff show set at Paramount+ and slated for a 2023 release, though with Carrey considering a retirement from acting, it’s unknown whether he will return for either project. While they await more details on future projects, audiences can catch up with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 streaming on Paramount+ tomorrow and hitting shelves on August 9.
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