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Video games and movies don’t often mix. While both forms of entertainment aim to immerse fans in a story, movies inspired by specific video game franchises often don’t work. That’s exactly why sonic the hedgehog 2 is such an epic twist. The 2022 release is the highest-grossing video game movie to date. Here are some recommendations for Paramount+ subscribers who might be craving something similar.

LR: Knuckles (voiced by Idris Elba) and Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) | Paramount Pictures/Sega

Paramount+ subscribers can now watch ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

Following a character overhaul that – in the eyes of most fans – greatly improved its main character (voiced by Ben Schwartz), sonic the hedgehog released to impressive box office numbers in early 2020. The film marked the directorial debut of Jeff Fowler. But his deep reverence for his source material — albeit through the lens of a buddy road movie — proved to fans that it could be something special.

sonic the hedgehog 2 doubled down on encores, officially introducing Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) and bringing in Knuckles (Idris Elba). And the sequel easily surpassed its predecessor when it hit theaters, grossing $386 million worldwide according to Box Office Mojo. Now fans can bring the adventure home. sonic the hedgehog 2 debuted on Paramount+ on May 24, 2022.

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What movies and shows fans should watch next

Given how much a fan preferred the sonic the hedgehog movies have become, it probably won’t take long for Paramount+ subscribers to be ready for something new after watching both movies a few times. Fortunately, the streaming service has a lot more to offer.

fans of sonic the hedgehog can follow the feature films with several of its animated adventures. Shows such as The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Undergroundand 1990s fan favorite sonic the hedgehog can enjoy hours of more fun with Sonic, Tails and company.

While Sonic has long been Sega’s iconic character, his Nintendo counterpart is also represented on Paramount+. Two animated series based on the Super Mario Bros. franchise, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario Worldare available to subscribers.

Looking for more Jim Carrey? Revisit another of his iconic wicked turns in Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Fans of the light-hearted adventure and wholesome humor of Sonic movies can dive into paw patrol Where Sponge Bob SquarePants movies and shows.

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’ is set to release in 2024

sonic the hedgehog 2 could leave fans excited to see what’s next. But there’s a decent wait before Shadow the Hedgehog makes its big screen debut. Apparently, the third is already in the works at Paramount. But it probably won’t hit theaters until at least 2024.

In the meantime, the studio is keeping the franchise alive with a Knuckles-centric Paramount+ series. Elba is on board to reprise her role as the echidna for the project, which is due out in 2023. While no plot details have been released, it’s easy to imagine the series will be a prequel.

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