Sonic The Hedgehog was a breakout film in 2020. Arguable one of the top video game films ever made. Unprecedently listening to the fans backlash over the look of Sonic after the first trailer, and making changes, Sonic was a fun film. With a sequel in mind, and the hit the movie was, we are moving forward toward the second film, and we have some big news out of it.
If you haven’t seen the first film, minor spoiler warning ahead, so tread carefully.
In the post credit scene of Sonic, Sonic’s trusty sidekick Tails was introduced. So we knew that we would be seeing Tails in the sequel. But now a post on Idris Elba’s Instagram has given us a look into another iconic Sonic character showing up.
Looks like Elba will be voicing Knuckles in the Sonic Sequel. Knuckles is a red echidna, and for many years, his clan guarded a giant gemstone called the Master Emerald, which controls the Chaos Emeralds from the Sonic Game Series. Knuckles has spent most of his life atop a floating island called Angel Island, guarding the Emerald from harm growing up introverted as a result, yet is has a personality described as cool. Which is perfect for Elba’s voice.
After defeating Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carey) and sending him to the mushroom planet, Sonic is ready for more freedom, as Tom, played by James Marsdan, and Maddie, played by Tika Sumpter, agree to let him stay home while they go on vacation. However, Dr. Robotnik (now Dr. Eggman) returns from the Mushroom planet with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of an emerald that can give the power to build and destroy civilizations. Now, Sonic and his newfound best friend, Tails, embark on a journey to get the emerald, before it falls into Eggman’s hands.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is scheduled for release in the United States on April 8, 2022. Are you excited for the sequel? Did you like the first film? What do you think of Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles? Answer the call in the comments below.