Idris Elba cast as Knuckles in Sonic movie sequel

Echidna believe it.

Set photos snapped by fans earlier this year seemed to confirm it, but now it's official: Knuckles will be joining Sonic the Hedgehog in Paramount Pictures' upcoming live-action movie sequel, and he'll be played by none other than Idris Elba.

Knuckles' inclusion in the second Sonic movie seemed almost certain after fans spotted a stand-in prop of the echidna (alongside similar ones for Sonic and Tails) on-set back in April, and we've now been given a first official tease of the character's movie look on Twitter.

The image - a close-up of Knuckles' knuckles, naturally - was shared by Idris Elba on social media following confirmation that the actor (most recently seen in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad) would be voicing the character in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which is scheduled to arrive in cinemas on 8th April 2022 if all goes well.

Elba will be starring alongside the returning likes of Ben Schwartz (the voice of Sonic), Jim Carrey (Doctor Robotnik), James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally, and Natasha Rothwell.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Title Announcement.

Fans are also expecting a starring role for long-time Sonic sidekick Tails this time around following his appearance toward the end of the 2020 movie - with the big clue being the familiar double-tailed designed of the 2 in the sequel's logo. If that's the case, Colleen O'Shaughnessey could well return to voice the character (especially given she told fans she wasn't done with Tails earlier this year), but it likely won't be too long until we learn more.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (45)

About the author

Matt Wales

Matt Wales

Reporter

Matt Wales is a writer and gambolling summer child who won't even pretend to live a busily impressive life of dynamic go-getting for the purposes of this bio. He is the sole and founding member of the Birdo for President of Everything Society.

Related

Valve says Steam Deck still on track for a February release

"Global pandemic, supply issues, and shipping issues notwithstanding".

Feature | What we've been playing

A few of the games that have us hooked at the moment.

PlatinumGames' Kenichi Sato steps down as president and CEO

Head producer Atsushi Inaba moves into roles.

You may also enjoy...

BioShock creator Ken Levine discusses "luxury" of throwing out work

In new interview published following critical report.

Feature | What we've been playing

A few of the games that have us hooked at the moment.

Final Fantasy 14 back on sale later this month

Plus an update on new data centres to ease congestion.

Supporters only

Comments (45)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store