After nearly three months, the SAG-AFTRA strike is officially over as of now, with the actor's union seemingly getting everything they wanted. The contract, worth over $1 billion, will last three years, and seemingly gives SAG-AFTRA everything it was after, including limits on AI usage. Technically, the agreement is tentative, and it still needs to be voted on by members, but much like last month's WGA deal, the contract is expected to pass. As we're a Sonic site, we won't go into detail on the contract, but you can read up on it a bit more here. What matters to us, of course, is what it means for Paramount's Sonic 3.
Initially set to begin filming at the end of August, the SAG-AFTRA strike led to the production only filming the movie's CG scenes (some of which has been leaked over the last few months). With the strike now suspended, Sonic 3's actors can finally be filmed and record lines. We'll probably get word on the actors coming to set within the next few weeks, if not sooner. We will also hopefully soon get an update on what's going on with the Knuckles TV series, which ended filming back in June, but which hasn't gotten any sort of trailer, or even a release date, despite it being scheduled for late 2023.
We'll hopefully be getting updates on all these productions soon, so be sure to stay tuned to Sonic Stadium!