There is quite a bit of Sonic the Hedgehog movie news to digest. The official Twitter account shared a brief teaser video with a lot of hints of things to come. Namely, that it is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and will use a “Sonic Movie 2” hashtag for simplicity’s sake. Oh, also, Tails is prominently featured throughout the clip.
Tails’ appearance is referenced in multiple ways. When the animation for the trailer comes up, we see him spin-dash past as an orange blur. When the “2” appears in the new Sonic movie logo, it is orange. It then ends up having Tails’ signature twin tails at the end. When the release date comes up, the year is in orange. (The rest of the logo is “Sonic” blue.)
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) February 10, 2021
In a way, this is especially appropriate. Tails the Fox first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on Genesis in 1992. While the release date isn’t falling on what was that game’s exact launch date, it will appear exactly 30 years after its debut.
The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie will appear in theaters on April 8, 2022.