Rundown: Sonic writers Patrick Casey and Josh Miller talk details about upcoming third Sonic movie

Patrick Casey and Josh Miller, the writing duo responsible for the first and second Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movies have talked about the films and the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in a small event held by Klamath Community College for its’ students.


Sonic the Hedgehog trivia

  • When penning for the first movie, the writers felt that the studio was not concerned with the source material, due to the fact that it was not something like “Batman” that had comic book roots, with Sonic instead having video game roots. The studio did not have a “notion” of how big the gaming community for Sonic was.
  • In the original script for the movie, Lee Majdoub’s Agent Stone role was smaller compared to what was in the finished film. The character eventually more screen time due to Jim Carrey requesting to have someone to play off with in Robotnik’s scenes.
  • During the production of the first movie, Casey and Miller were frequently brought on set to help with the dialogue and plot beats, to make things work out better between actors.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 trivia

  • Dr. Robotnik and Agent Stone’s dynamic in the sequel was made as a response to how fans reacted seeing the two characters interact in the first movie.
  • One of their inspirations on how to write Knuckles in the film was Worf from Star Trek: Next Generation.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 trivia

  • When asked about Amy, and if she could appear in the sequel, the duo couldn’t answer it properly due to a non-disclosure agreement, but said that things are “in the works”.
  • In regards to Jim Carrey possibly retiring from acting, the duo was hopeful to bring him back for the third film, but said that it was mainly up to Carrey.
  • Miller was careful not to comment on specific plotlines for the third film, but concluded it was “not revealing”, given Shadow’s introduction to the movie franchise, that there are plans to incorporate elements from Sonic Adventure 2 and the Shadow the Hedgehog spin-off game in the film.
  • Nothing can be said about Shadow’s voice actor, but the idea of aiming for a famous Hollywood actor to voice the hedgehog was not ruled off.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is currently on what is called the “Blue Sky phase” of scriptwriting, where every idea of what the movie could be is being proposed, and the staff streamlines it into what the movie should be.
  • The producers are aware of the fans’ desire to get Crush 40 to appear in a Sonic film. Even though the movie planning is early, Casey did not rule off the idea of getting the band in the next film.
  • Miller: “In each new Sonic movie, as long as the people got the appetite for them, we’ll keep adding yet another person from the game universe.”
  • The current plan is to get the third movie released in 2024.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now available on Paramount Plus and digital.


h/t Matias I., Welcome-to-Green-Hills

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  1. I’m just gonna say one thing that I’d like to see in Sonic The Hedgehog 3. That is Metal Sonic. I don’t know why but I think it would be a cool feature. Like an insane battle scene with Sonic fighting Metal Sonic?

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