Criminal Minds alum and S.W.A.T. star Shemar Moore has joined the cast of Paramount Pictures’ live-action sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Moore revealed the news on his social media, announcing how excited he is to be a part of the project and sharing a new photo of Moore alongside cast members James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Natasha Rothwell.
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No details about Moore’s character in the sequel have been released or confirmed yet. The movie is being helmed by returning director Jeff Fowler, who announced in May that production on the film had been completed.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will see the return of the original film’s main cast including Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as the voice of Sonic, James Marsden (Westworld) as Tom Wachowski, Tika Sumpter (Ride Along) as Maddie Wachowski, and Jim Carrey (Kidding) as Sonic’s rival, Doctor Robotnik/Eggman along with Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) and Natasha Rothwell (Wonder Woman 1984).
Due to previous set photos, it has been confirmed that the video game’s fan-favorite characters Miles “Tails” Prower and Knuckles the Echidna are now joining Sonic in the sequel. There are still no actors attached to voice the new characters.
Writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller, with Neal H. Mortiz, Toby Ascher, and Toru Nakahara are all returning to produce while Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, and Tim Miller will return to executive produce. The sequel will arrive in theaters on April 8, 2022.