Is Preston in Sonic 2? (Where to Spot the YouTuber’s Cameo)

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the newest addition to a growing Sonic movie universe. Of course, because of how popular Sonic is, it only follows that there would be big personalities in the movie, regardless of how big or small their roles are. In that regard, there are some people who said that they saw famous YouTuber Preston in the movie. So, is Preston in Sonic 2?

Preston is indeed in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and he even confirmed it in one of his YouTube videos. The famous YouTuber is primarily known for his video game videos. However, he only appears in the film briefly when he is one of the players on Tom’s volleyball team in Hawaii. 

It is worth noting that Preston himself confirmed that this was the very first time he appeared in a movie. That said, Sonic is one of the most popular video game characters of all time, and it’s only right that a famous YouTube gamer is in the film. So, let’s look at where you can find Preston in the new Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie.

Who Is Preston?

Sonic. The Hedgehog 2 is out and has been making waves at the box office, especially after breaking the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend ever for a video game movie. In that regard, this is one of the biggest movies based on a video game character, and that’s because Sonic has been so popular for a very long time.


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As popular as Sonic is, there have been plenty of gamers who have been playing the Sonic games for a very long time as well. And there are a lot of prominent gamers in today’s digital age, especially because of the rise of YouTube and other similar channels that cater to gamers. One such popular gamer is Preston Arsement.

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For those who didn’t know, Preston is an American YouTube personality that became famous on the internet streaming giant as PrestonPlayz. He has a total of four channels on YouTube, and he started becoming popular because of his Minecraft videos.

In 2019, Forbes ranked him as the sixth-highest earning YouTuber in the world, with earnings that total $14 million because of the Minecraft servers that he runs. As such, he is one of the most popular and most successful YouTubers in the world, and a part of that is due to the fact that there are a lot of people who love watching gaming videos on YouTube.

Is Preston In Sonic 2?

As mentioned, Sonic the Hedgehog has always been one of the most iconic video game characters of all time, and it’s only right that Paramount Pictures makes the Sonic 2 movie more appealing to gamers from a marketing standpoint by featuring gamers in the movie as well. Of course, as mentioned, one of the most prominent gamers on YouTube is Preston Arsement. But is Preston in Sonic 2?

Yes, Preston is indeed in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. In fact, the YouTuber made a video wherein he chronicled his entire appearance in the movie. It starts out with him playing video games with his friends and then getting a call from Sonic himself, who invites him over to the set of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. From there, Preston allows us to see some of the scenes he is involved in and what happened during the filming of those scenes.

It is worth noting that Preston this video is only six minutes long and focuses more on Preston and his appearance on the set instead of focusing on Sonic. Then again, this video was probably made as an agreement with Paramount Pictures to promote the movie on his YouTube channel, as he has gained millions of views on this video alone.

Where To Spot Preston In Sonic 2?

Of course, considering that Preston went to the set of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, it only follows that he should also be in the movie. So, where can you spot Preston in the newest Sonic movie?


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Preston actually plays a very small role in the movie because this is his first appearance in any movie. Of course, this was more of a cameo role on his part instead of an actual acting role. And that’s why he hardly had a role or any impact on the movie itself.

You could catch Preston Arsement quite early in the movie. He can be seen as one of the players playing for Tom’s volleyball team in Hawaii. While he didn’t do much in this movie, this appearance could open up more opportunities for Preston to make more cameo appearances in movies or even get an acting job in the future. That said, at this point, we can say for sure that he is already quite happy with the money he’s making on YouTube.

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