Sonic the Hedgehog

Source: Paramount Pictures

When you’ve got as much energy as Sonic the Hedgehog, there’s no need to rest. Paramount Pictures is speeding ahead with a sequel to the live-action film.

The first Sonic movie — which debuted in February of this year — followed the super-fast hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz) as he teamed up with a human named Tom (played by James Marsden) to save the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (played by Jim Carrey).

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The character’s appearance drew criticism and body shaming from fans for his extremely muscular thighs and strangely human teeth in the first trailers, prompting a redesign from Paramount and SEGA. Fans proved to be satisfied with the redesign; the movie grossed more than $300 million in theaters.

Director Jeff Fowler and screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller will all return for the sequel. No casting decisions or production dates have been announced yet.