Media outlets are reporting that Idris Elba, who as also confirmed, will be voicing Knuckles in the upcoming Sonic sequel Sonic The Hedgehog 2.
The official synopsis for the original film is as follows:
Sonic The Hedgehog is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski. Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.
The character first appeared in the Sonic video game franchise in 1994’s Sonic The Hedgehog. The character, who is a red Echidna, was tricked. by the evil Dr. Robotnik into thinking that Sonic was his enemy, but ultimately realises who the real bad guy is and switches sides. Idris Elba (whose recent credits include The Suicide Squad and Hobbs and Shaw) posted a poster on social media of the characters hand with the signature spiked knuckles.
The sequel will brings the original team, with Jeff Fowler directing, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script. Idris Elba will join a cast that includes James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore and Jim Carrey.