Idris Elba continues his streak of success in 2021 and has just completed his lead role in “The Suicide Squad”, the actor is not locked in as the voice of Knuckles in “Sonic the Hedgehog 2.”
Elba, 48, confirmed her casting in a Message on Twitter Tuesday, giving fans a first look at Knuckles – well, the iconic spiked knuckles the Sonic Frenzy is known for.
“Knock, knock…”, the “Luther” star captioned the post.
The world was introduced to Knuckles, the Red Echidna and Master Emerald Guardian, in 1994 when he entered the “Sonic the Hedgehog 3” video game on the nostalgic Sega Genesis console. He became a playable character in the next episode, “Sonic and Knuckles,” which debuted the same year.
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The story goes that the evil Doctor Robotnik convinced Knuckles that Sonic was his opponent, and Knuckles finally came to his senses.
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It is not yet clear who will lend his voice to another popular “Sonic the Hedgehog” character, Tails.
Elba joins James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
People magazine 2018 Sexiest Man Alive lent his voice to “Finding Dory” and “Zootopia” and the animation / live-action hybrid “The Jungle Book”, all released in 2016. He also plays the antagonist Macavity in the film of 2019, “Cats.”
Jeff Fowler is also returning to direct the sequel to the first “Sonic the Hedgehog,” which was one of the few pre-pandemic blockbuster films of 2020, grossing $ 319.7 million worldwide.
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“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” is scheduled to open on April 8, 2022.
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