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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 details revealed: Working title, start date

Published: 22/Nov/2020 15:35

by Emma Soteriou

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Production details on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – including the start date and working title – have been revealed ahead of filming.

Sonic the Hedgehog is one of Sega’s most popular franchises, yet it’s no secret that bringing a video game to the big screen has never been an easy task, especially for it to be done well.

Before its release, the first movie wasn’t short of a few problems – and fans didn’t hesitate to call it out, either – with the character’s redesign going viral for the wrong reasons.

Once that was fixed, the movie was a relative success among audiences, making over $300 million at the worldwide box office. Now, a sequel is in the works and has just received its latest update.

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The working title is Emerald Hill

When will Sonic 2 begin production?

It was confirmed in May that the second Sonic movie was already in development, but details from the British Columbia Film Commission have revealed that the movie will be on the way much sooner than expected.

According to Tails’ Channel, who verified the details, the sequel will be code-named ‘Emerald Hill’, which ties in very well with the video game, and will begin production from March 15, 2021. It is scheduled to go on until May 10, with the in-house production team being Red Energy Films.

Abraham Fraser will also be returning as Project Manager, along with director Jeff Fowler and writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller.

The production dates given could still change, depending on the ongoing health crisis, however, with movie studios already finding ways to continue filming during this time, it’s unlikely.

Unfortunately, little else is known about the movie, aside from the fact that the budget is “over $20 million”, which isn’t really a surprise for such a big franchise.

While Sonic 2 is in the works, the first movie’s director – Jeff Fowler – has also been keeping busy, having recently been announced as director for a Pink Panther reboot, which is in an earlier development phase. Let’s hope they have less trouble changing his face than they did with Sonic’s.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set to be released in theaters on April 8, 2022.

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The Walking Dead bringing back Beth and T-Dog for special episode

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:30

by Daniel Megarry

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The Walking Dead is coming back for its first-ever Holiday Special, and it will feature some very familiar faces for longtime fans of the show.

With Season 10 returning for six bonus episodes in February 2021, fans are clamoring for more The Walking Dead content. A brand new holiday special might be enough to give you that fix, as it will bring together some of the biggest stars in the show’s history.

The hour-long episode will be hosted by Chris Hardwick and will debut Sunday, December 13. It will feature cast members past and present, as well as holiday-themed segments all filmed through the wonders of video chat.

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Melissa McBride will appear in The Walking Dead Holiday Special

Who’s going to be in the Holiday Special?

Some of the biggest names in The Walking Dead’s history are joining the special episode. Guests confirmed (via Broadway World) include Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Khary Payton, Eleanor Matsuura, Cailey Fleming, Cassady McClincy, Lauren Ridloff, Cooper Andrews, and more.

With the show’s chief content officer Scott M. Gimple and showrunner Angela Kang involved, there’s every chance we’ll get some new information or teasers for the future of the franchise too.

Interestingly, two fan-favorite stars are also joining the special episode: IronE Singleton, who played Theodore ‘T-Dog’ Douglas, and Emily Kinney, who played Beth Greene.

Both characters died in seasons 3 and 5 respectively, so it’s been a long time since viewers have seen them. It will certainly be interesting to see what they have to say, and whether they’ve been keeping up with the show since they left.

How to watch The Walking Dead Holiday Special

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Lauren Cohan will appear in The Walking Dead Holiday Special

The Walking Dead Holiday Special will stream exclusively on streaming service AMC+ on Sunday, December 13. Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick will lead the show, with a number of cast members joining in the fun.

As for the main The Walking Dead series, that will return on February 28, 2021, and it will come with a very special episode focusing on Negan’s backstory.

While you wait for that, we’ve rounded up 6 things you might have missed in the first-look trailer for The Walking Dead Season 10’s return, including a glimpse of Hershel Jr. as a child and Negan’s wife Lucille, played by Hilarie Burton.