Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Russia Release Pulled Due To Ukrainian Invasion


It’s been revealed that Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has been pulled from its release in Russia by Sony Pictures due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

This news was revealed by Variety.

Another movie that Sony has decided to pull from being released in Russia is The Lost City.

“As we witness the ongoing tragedy in Ukraine, we have decided to pause the theatrical release of our upcoming films in Russia, including The Lost City, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” a studio spokesperson said in a statement.

The statement continued: “We stand by all those impacted by the humanitarian crisis across Ukraine, Russia, and our international markets and will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds.”

Sonic The Hedgehog 2’s Russia release date pulled due to war in Ukraine


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Universal have also joined the boycott later on Tuesday.

This means that the five major Hollywood studios have officially cut off their movies from Russia for the time being.

Universal doesn’t have a big release until Michael Bay’s Ambulance.

That movie opens in April.

“In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Universal Pictures has paused planned theatrical releases in Russia,” a Universal Pictures spokesperson said.

Disney, Sony and Warner Bros have also all announced they will not allow new movies, such as Turning Red, Morbius, and The Batman, to play in Russian cinemas “in light of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.”

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