New Sonic 2 Movie Poster Is a Tribute To the Classic Boxart
Voice actor Ben Schwartz, who will reprise his role as Sonic in the upcoming film, shared a new poster on Twitter.
The poster is a clear homage to the original boxart, with Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik smirking at a giant number denoting a sequel. The slogan – “Welcome to the next level” – is a reference to the classic Sega Genesis advertising campaign of the early 90s.
But while it is very similar to the original box art, it is also different in some respects. Sonic and Tails still take center stage, but in this version, they are back to back. Instead of an empty background – a fantastic waterfall. It’s more dynamic overall, but perhaps not as clean as the original.
The poster was released ahead of Sonic 2, due out next month. Earlier today, Paramount also released the film’s final trailer, which prominently features Idris Elba’s Knuckles.
Paramount and Sega have big plans for Sonic. In addition to the upcoming film, Paramount Plus is developing a Knuckles spin-off series starring Elba. Sega also has a new game in development.
Meanwhile, the premiere of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is scheduled for April 8th. While you wait, check out our panel discussion of Sonic 2, which originally premiered during IGN Fan Fest 2022.
Cat Bailey is a senior news editor at IGN and co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Any advice? DM her to @the_katbot.