Netflix UK & Ireland has announced that two of the most critically-acclaimed video game to movie adaptations are coming to the subscription service later this month. Warner Bros.’ Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) will be available to stream starting 16th November, while Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) will be added 27th November.
Detective Pikachu is based on the 2016 3DS game of the same name, in which a sequel has been confirmed to be in development for Nintendo Switch. For those hoping for a sequel to the movie though, it’s currently just a rumour, but due to its box-office success, an eventual official announcement seems pretty inevitable. The film stars Justice Smith as Tim Goodman, Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, and Kathryn Newton as Lucy Stevens.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the movie, not the 1992 Sega Genesis game) is just around the corner, speeding into theaters on 8th April 2022. The first film stars James Marsden as Tom Wachowski, Ben Schwartz as Sonic, and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik. They have all been confirmed to be reprising their roles for the sequel, with Idris Elba also joining the all-star cast as the voice of Knuckles the Echidna.