Sonic the Hedgehog 2 casts Idris Elba as Knuckles

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Knuckles the Echidna is ready to make his live-action debut in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 subsequent yr — and now we all know who’ll be voicing him: none aside from Idris Elba (Cats and likewise different films, apparently). Elba seems to haven’t but been fully scared away from exhibiting up in hybrid live-action / animated movies with sometimes-questionable CGI.

In line with a leaked synopsis for the movie, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will truly see Elba’s animated echidna crew up with Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik “in seek for an emerald that has the ability to each construct and destroy civilizations.”

Elba will be part of Ben Schwartz, who voiced Sonic within the first movie, and returning live-action actors James Marsden as Tom and Tika Sumpter as Maddie. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 can even characteristic Miles “Tails” Prower (who appeared in a post-credit scene within the first movie), however it’s unclear if the flying fox character will probably be voiced by Colleen O’Shaughnessey — who additionally has voiced Tails in different Sonic video games and media — or if he’ll be recast with an actor with extra title recognition.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is ready to hit theaters on April eighth, 2022.