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Idris Elba confirms he’s voicing Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog sequel

August 14th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Look, I make no apologies for enjoying the Sonic the Hedgehog movie more than I should have and, yes, I’m looking forward (I had written ‘excited’ but that’s a bit far) to the sequel.

Fans of the site will recall the recently we had set images of Sonic, Tails and Knuckles the Echida revealed a few months back (here) and now we can reveal that Idris Elba, the man, the myth, the legend himself, will be voicing Knuckles in the movie.

The star took to social media (below) to break the news, posting an image of Knuckles’ arm with the words ‘knock, knock’.

As I was creating the art above, my son walked past and said “Wait, is Idris Elba voicing Knuckles in Sonic 2?” and when I said he was, my son replied “Stunning!” and laughed… that’s a good stunning, by the way.

It’ll be a long shot from the sort of roles we know and love Elba for, but seeing that character with that voice? That will be great.

The movie will also see the return of  Tika Sumpter and James Marsden as Maddie Wachowski and Tom Wachowski respectively, Jim Carrey as Dr Robotnik and Ben Schwartz as Sonic.

Should be fun.


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opens on April 8th, 2022

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….