After they made him look non-terrifying, when the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie hit it was a great fun blast. Will the second one live up to it?

It’s set to arrive in Aussie cinemas from March 31, and as that isn’t exactly too far away now posters and other forms of pre-release hype are beginning to show up.

Sadly there’s no trailer at the time of typing, although one is due soon, but there is this very cool poster:

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Returning to the fray for the movie are Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally and Ben Schwartz (as the voice of Sonic). Idris Elba joins in as the voice of Knuckles, and it’s been confirmed that Colleen O’Shaughnessey is voicing Tails, like she does in other versions of Sonic.

Jeff Fowler returns to the director’s chair, and the same pair of writers – Pat Casey and Josh Miller – are joined by Josh Whittington (The LEGO Batman Movie).

Sonic the Hedgehog at JB Hi-Fi.