Paramount Pictures has released a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog 2 teaser trailer for the upcoming adventure comedy sequel, featuring some new footage. The film is currently scheduled to hit the theaters on April 8.
The video, which you can check out below, teases the titular speedster’s admiration for Batman as he copies the DC hero’s voice while calling himself “Blue Justice.” It also continues to tease Sonic’s ultimate showdown against Dr. Robotnik’s newest ally Knuckles.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will once again feature the voice of Parks and Recreation vet Ben Schwartz as the titular speedster. Joining him are returning cast members James Marsden (Westworld), Tika Sumpter (Ride Along), Natasha Rothwell (Wonder Woman 1984), Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), and Jim Carrey (Kidding).
“After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero,” reads the official synopsis. “His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.”
Additional cast for the sequel includes franchise newcomers Shemar Moore, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, and Idris Elba, with the latter two set to respectively voiced the roles of Tails and Knuckles.
The sequel is directed by Jeff Fowler, who made his feature debut on the hit predecessor. 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 return to executive produce.