Idris Elba Will Make Sonic’s Life Miserable As Knuckles In ‘Sonic The Hedgehog 2’

From the ruthless assassin Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad, to the ornery echidna Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. As expected, Sonic’s powerful rival will appear in the sequel, and Elba took to social media to confirm that he’ll be voicing the character.

Knuckles makes the second popular character from the video game to be part of the sequel, as Miles “Tails” Power was teased at the first movie’s conclusion. We still don’t know who will be voicing him.

Elba joins a cast that returns Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Shemar Moore, and Jim Carrey, with new addition Shemar Moore. Behind the camera is Jeff Fowler, who helped make the first film a $319M hit just before the pandemic started shutting theaters down.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opens April 8th 2022.

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