Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Release Date: First Glimpse Out Now, Production With Physical Actors Commences

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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is a highly anticipated action-adventure comedy film based on Sega’s popular video game series. It serves as a sequel to both Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022), as well as a follow-up to the film Knuckles (2024). In February 2022, plans for a third Sonic the Hedgehog film were disclosed. This announcement was made before the release of the second flick. Recently, as the first glimpse and theatrical release date have been unveiled, social media users have been enveloped in a frenzy of excitement. Get ready to be swept away again by the thrilling world of Sonic the Hedgehog!

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Release Updates

The third instalment of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is slated to be released in theaters in the United States by Paramount Pictures on December 20, 2024. Mark your calendars and prepare to be blown away by the thrilling adventures of everyone’s favorite speedy blue hero! The third film may be available on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, or Apple TV. This assumption is based on the fact that the first movie is currently accessible on Prime, and the second is streaming on all three platforms.

Movie Name Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Release Date December 20, 2024
Platform Amazon Prime Video/Netflix/Apple TV (Probable)
Release Date To Be Announced
Director Jeff Fowler
Live-action Cast James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Lee Majdoub
Recurring Cast Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Lee Majdoub, Tika Sumpter, and Idris Elba

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Development

Sega Sammy Group and Paramount Pictures have been developing a third Sonic the Hedgehog film following the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 2022. The film was officially announced at ViacomCBS’s investor event, with the participation of many crew members from the previous films. A series featuring the character Knuckles the Echidna, who debuted in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, is currently being developed for Paramount+. This series is being created alongside the film.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Filming

Production commenced in London, England, in September 2023. Filming for the animated characters began in Farnham, Surrey, England, without using real-life performers, in late July 2023. The start of principal photography was initially scheduled for August 31, 2023, in London, England. However, it was subsequently postponed to September. Due to the SAG-AFTRA strike in 2023, sequences without performers were supposed to be shot first. The production featuring physical actors commenced on November 29, 2023. In addition, the filming may also take place in Los Angeles, Japan, and Norway.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3: First Glimpse Reveal

With the caption “Off and RUNNING”, the theatrical release date, and a tease of Shadow the Hedgehog revealed with an image, the film is back in production mode. The credit scene in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is notable for its quick glimpse of Shadow the Hedgehog, a super-powered hedgehog similar to Sonic. The announcement and the picture have left the fans excited.

The Cast of Sonic the Hedgehog 3

The Live-action cast includes James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Lee Majdoub. Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Lee Majdoub, Tika Sumpter, and Idris Elba will reprise their roles.


Voice Cast:

  • Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna
  • Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Miles “Tails” Prower
  • Shadow the Hedgehog

Live-action Cast:

  • Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski
  • James Marsden as Tom Wachowski
  • Lee Majdoub as Agent Stone

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About Sonic the Hedgehog 3

According to reports, the upcoming film will feature a storyline inspired by the popular game Sonic Adventure 2. The producers are Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Hajime Satomi, Tim Miller, and Nan Morales. Its production banners include Sega Sammy Group, Original Film, Marza Animation Planet, and Blur Studio. Pat Casey, Josh Miller, and John Whittington are the writers of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 . Brandon Trost is the cinematographer, and Al LeVine is the editor. Tom Holkenborg composed the music for the film.

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