Idris Elba to play Knuckles in Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Idris Elba is joining Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog 2 voicing the famed character of Knuckles.

Knuckles is a red Echidna and he’s the guardian of the Master Emerald in the video games. He is also known to be hot-headed and a fighter.


Elba joins previously announced James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, and Jim Carrey.

After defeating Dr. Robotnik and sending him to the mushroom planet, Sonic is ready for more freedom, as Tom and Maddie 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.


Jeff Fowler is returning to direct on the sequel after delivering a pre-pandemic blockbuster for Paramount with the first 2020 film which grossed close to $320M Worldwide.

Pat Casey, Josh Miller and John Whittington are writing the script off a story which Casey and Miller penned based on the SEGA video game.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is scheduled for release in the United States on April 8, 2022, by Paramount Pictures in association with SEGA Sammy Group.


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