Tim Miller left the director’s chair of Deadpool 2 mostly due to the rest of the folks behind the sequel not wanting to see the budget balloon in favor of a more stylized epic film. So, Miller has signed on with Sony Pictures to direct the live action/CGI Sonic the Hedgehog film. While this film might get a larger budget and more opportunities for Miller to put a style thumb print in place something tells me that this isn’t a step up in storytelling.
Miller will co-direct with Jeff Fowler. Fowler is making his directorial debut having previously worked substantially in animation and cgi. the family oriented film is loosely scheduled to hit theaters in 2018.