It is now official – Knuckles will be joining the blue blur in Sonic the Hedgehog’s sequel movie, and he’ll be voiced by Idris Elba.
Check out the actor’s official tweet below:
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 10, 2021
Back in April of this year, pictures were circulating online seeing him alongside Sonic and Tails during the movie’s production, fueling a great deal of speculation. Showing them iconic knuckles pretty much confirms the anthropomorphic echidna’s arrival for the second movie.
— Sonic the Hedgehog News & Updates · Tails' Channel (@TailsChannel) April 20, 2021
The reveal might have caught some fans off-guard, but with the actor’s impressive track record (you can catch Idris Elba right now as in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad), this casting will really add some star-power in an already impressive roster. Now with that said, I’m wondering who will they place as Tails?
The sequel film is scheduled to release on April 8, 2022.