Idris Elba joins Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Suicide Squad and Luther The star announced on Tuesday that he will be dubbing Knuckles (a red, hot-headed anthropomorphic echidna created by Takashi Yuda) in the sequel to the Sega video game franchise filmed in the 2020 American live-action movie. Elba joins the previously announced returning actor Ben Schwartz as Sonic’s voice, Jim Carrey as his nemesis and mad scientist Dr. Robotics, James Marsden and Tikka Sumpter as adoptive parents Tom and Maddie Watjos Key, Adam Parley as Tom’s deputy Wade HP, and Natasha Rothwell as Maddie’s sister Rachel. Elba is the first new main name announced for Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

“Knock, knock… #SonicMovie2 #Knuckles,” Elba wrote in the caption, next to his knuckle hand photo posted on his social media channel on Tuesday, indicating that he was part the second member Sonic the Hedgehog Movie. First introduced in the 1994 video game Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Knuckles is the last living member his race and the guardian of a huge gem called Master Emerald. He was initially tricked into helping Robotnik and opposing Sonic and Tails he learned about the villain’s tricks and changed his position. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set to repeat this narrative. The first movie ends with Robotnik’s plan to return to Earth and reveals the tail.

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Behind the scenes, Jeff Fowler returned to serve as the director Sonic the Hedgehog 2 by Sonic the Hedgehog Authors Pat Casey and Josh Miller, and John Whittington. Brandon Trost (Can you forgive me?) is a photographer and Junkie XL (Justice League Snyder Cut) is a composer.

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The producers Sonic the Hedgehog 2 include Neil H. Moritz and Toby Asher of the original film, as well as Toru Nakahara and Takeshi Ito from Sega of the United States. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the Sega Sammy Group, Original Film, Marza Animation Planet and Blur Studio. Paramount Pictures is a global publisher. Viacom18 Studios is a joint venture between Network18, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, and ViacomCBS, the parent company of Paramount, responsible for distribution in India.

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” is scheduled to be released in theaters around the world, including India, on April 8, 2022. It was first put into development in May last year.