A general rule of thumb I like to follow for most media is that if you want to avoid spoilers, don’t watch the trailers. Every trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie has been refreshingly minimal on the story front — until the final one. As a warning, if you are planning on a spoiler-free experience of the film, don’t watch today’s trailer. It’s Batman v Superman all over again.
Granted, much of what’s in the trailer is what we’ve seen before. And the wedding Sonic and Tails crash probably won’t ruin the experience of seeing it for the first time in the movie. However, the trailer does reveal a pretty major plot development. Dr. Robotnik is shown sporting some new… abilities, let’s say, and he likely has some famous Sonic MacGuffin to thank.
Either way, the final Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie trailer is as energetic and fun as usual. The first movie was surprisingly good, especially considering all the bad press that came before it. I have high hopes for the sequel, which looks to adapt the second and third Sonic games from the Genesis era. Once more, we see Sonic and Knuckles (& Knuckles) clashing, and another look at the massive Death Egg Robot. As an old Sonic fan, it’s giving me some chills.
Following the trailer, the Sonic Twitter account shared the newest poster for the game — and it’s amazing. Clearly referencing the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 box art, the new poster drops a big, red ‘2’ behind our heroes as Dr. Robotnik holds it in a strong grip. The number isn’t cracking, but I have few real complaints about it. Even Yuji Naka, the original programmer for the classic Sonic games and later producer for Sonic Team, gave it the thumbs up. Check it out below, and let the nostalgia wash over you.
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) March 14, 2022