Hot off the heels of Sonic 2‘s release, Paramount has revealed more details about the upcoming Sonic 3 sequel. The company revealed that the release date for the Sonic 3 movie will be December 20, 2024. This means that fans will have to wait over two years for the next movie to appear in theatres.
Paramount took to Twitter to announce the next movie’s release date, just four months after the debut of Sonic 2 in April 2022. The latest film is also set to release this month in Japan, on August 19, 2022. Since then, the film has become the highest-grossing video game film adaptation in the US, making a total of $162.74 million. This beat out other popular video game film adaptations such as Uncharted as well as the first Sonic movie.
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) August 9, 2022
The announcement places the release of Sonic 3 over two years into the future, during the 2024 holiday season. While this may seem odd at first glance, it is essentially the same time frame that Sonic 2‘s release followed. For reference, Sonic 2 was announced in July 2020 and released in April 2022.
This follows an earlier announcement from Paramount in which the company revealed it had green-lit a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog show. The show will reportedly air on Paramount+, the company’s streaming service. It’s unclear whether the show and third theatrical release will have any ties.
The Sonic 3 movie is in active development, with a December 20, 2022 release date. Sonic 2 is available to watch digitally via Paramount+, as well as on Blu-Ray and DVD.