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Colleen O'Shaughnessey Returns as Tails in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Voice actress has voiced character since 2014

Voice actor Colleen O'Shaughnessey posted on her Twitter account on Tuesday that she will voice the character Tails in the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sequel film. O'Shaughnessey has voiced the character since the 2014 Sonic Boom animated series.

Paramount Pictures studio announced in May 2020 that it is producing a sequel to last year's Sonic the Hedgehog film, with Jeff Fowler returning as director, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller as returning scriptwriters. Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, and Toru Nakahara are credited as producers on the new film, while Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, and Tim Miller are credited as executive producers.

Idris Elba will play Knuckles in the upcoming film, teasing the role in August prior to the announcement.

The sequel film will open in the United States on April 8, 2022.

Paramount Pictures revealed the movie's logo — featuring two tails shaped after the franchise's fox character Tails hanging off of an orange number two — this past February. Fowler announced on his Twitter account in March 15 that production had officially begun on the film on the same day.

The original film earned US$70,002,074 to rank #1 over its Presidents' Day holiday opening weekend in the U.S. in February 2020. The film debuted digitally in March 2020, and shipped on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in May 2020.

The Box Office Mojo website lists the film with a US$148,974,665 United States gross, overtaking Pokémon Detective Pikachu as the #1 film in the United States based on a game. (Detective Pikachu earned US$144,105,346 in the United States.) The film has earned the equivalent of US$170,741,018 internationally, for a US$319,715,683 total worldwide gross.

Ben Schwartz (DuckTales, Parks and Recreation) voiced the title character Sonic in the film. James Marsden (Westworld, X-Men) and Tika Sumpter starred in the film, and Jim Carrey (The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) played the villain Robotnik.

The film was slated to open in Japan in March 2020, but Japanese film distributor Towa Pictures delayed the opening of the film in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The film opened in Japan with the title Sonic the Movie in June 2020 and ranked at #6 at the box office in its opening weekend.

Sources: Colleen O'Shaughnessey's Twitter account, Polygon (Petrana Radulovic)

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