On social media today, Idris Elba has seemingly announced that he will be cast as Knuckles in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film sequel. While not a formal announcement, Elba’s Twitter and Instagram accounts tease his likely involvement with a picture of Knuckles’ gloved fist. Accompanied by the “Knock, knock….” caption and hashtags for #SonicMovie2 and #Knuckles, it seems the actor is excited to play the anthropomorphic echidna.
Last year’s Sonic the Hedgehog was a surprise hit that did well in the box office, so a sequel only makes sense. After a rocky start marketing a very different hedgehog, Paramount managed to turn this one around. Now that a sequel is coming next year, fans can expect to see Sonic’s friends Tails and Knuckles on the big screen. Idris Elba is an interesting choice, but not one that we’re against. He’s a phenomenal actor and can currently be seen in The Suicide Squad as Bloodsport. Having him in the role of Knuckles may bring an extra level of quality to the film. Now we just need to see a trailer.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Idris Elba playing Knuckles? Let us know in the comments below! Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is currently eyeing an April 8th, 2022 release date. For more news and updates on the film, be sure to check back here!