Idris Elba has been forged as Knuckles in Sonic The Hedgehog 2.
The actor confirmed his involvement on Twitter tonight (August 10), posting a picture of the spiked knuckles related to the character alongside the caption: “Knock, knock…#SonicMovie2 #Knuckles.”
Knuckles is a crimson echidna who first appeared within the 1994 online game Sonic The Hedgehog 3, the place he was tricked by Dr. Robotnik into believing Sonic is his enemy. In later video games, he grew to become an ally to Sonic, with appearances in Sonic and Knuckles, Sonic Journey, Sonic Heroes and extra.
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 10, 2021
A plot synopsis for the sequel signifies it’ll comply with the same path to the sport’s storyline, studying: “Sonic is prepared for extra freedom, and Tom and Maddie agree to depart him dwelling whereas they go on trip. However, no sooner are they gone, when Dr. Robotnik comes again, this time with a brand new associate, Knuckles, seeking an emerald that has the facility to each construct and destroy civilisations.
“Sonic groups up along with his personal sidekick, Tails, and collectively they embark on a journey to search out the emerald earlier than it falls into the incorrect arms.”
Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey will reprise their roles as Sonic and Dr. Robotnik respectively, with James Marsden and Tika Sumpter additionally returning as Tom and Maddie Wachowski. Jeff Fowler, who helmed the primary film, will return to the director’s chair.
The primary Sonic The Hedgehog film grew to become an enormous success, grossing over $319million when it was launched in 2020 previous to the pandemic.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is scheduled to be launched on April 8 2022.
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