Tika Sumpter Wanted In On The Action For 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' and She Personally Championed For It

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Tika Sumpter returns in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 and this time she's in on the action, something she personally requested from the director from the set of the first movie. CineMovie chats with the actress who thought she may be sidelined in a sequel as a mom-to-be or stuck at home unless she spoke up about the direction of her character.

Tika returns as Maddie alongside James Marsden, Jim Carrey, and of course Sonic. Joining the cast is Idris Elba, and Tail's original voice actress Colleen O'Shaughnessey and Shemar Moore.

Luckily, Tika's Maddie wasn't sidelined in the sequel as either pregnant or stuck at home cheering on her husband (Marsden). She tells us about approaching director Jeff Fowler on the set of the first movie when there were rumblings about a sequel and making the suggestion that she's more involved the second time around. 

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 arrives in movie theaters on April 8. 


The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. 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. From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles, and Colleen O'Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.


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