Amidst a Hollywood strike, Paramount is determined to keep the momentum going for the upcoming third installment of the Sonic movie series. Set for this September, the filming for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is forging ahead, undeterred by the ongoing industry-wide labor dispute.
Paramount is embarking on the next chapter in the Sonic movie series, showing its characteristic Sonic swiftness by pushing forward despite the challenging circumstances. According to a report by Screen Daily, the production is set to commence even amidst the current Hollywood strike.
The strategy in place involves prioritizing scenes that do not necessitate the presence of live actors. By tackling these sequences first, the production team aims to make progress while the strike remains ongoing.
It’s worth noting that Sonic the Hedgehog 3 boasts a plethora of animated characters, most notably the titular blue hedgehog himself. This creative decision enables the filmmakers to utilize stand-ins and stunt performers for certain scenes, circumventing the need for actors during the strike. However, all dialogue delivery, including voice acting, must await the conclusion of the strike, as these activities are currently restricted for all participating actors.
Should Paramount’s plan unfold smoothly, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is slated to grace theaters on December 20, 2024. Additionally, a captivating spin-off series simply titled Knuckles, featuring Idris Elba’s distinctive voice in the lead role, is concurrently in production, further expanding the Sonic cinematic universe.
Stay tuned for more updates on Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and related developments as the journey continues amidst the Hollywood strike.
Source: Screen Daily