Idris Elba is becoming a member of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The Suicide Squad and Luther star introduced Tuesday that he would voice Knuckles — a crimson hot-headed anthropomorphic echidna created by Takashi Yuda — within the sequel to the 2020 American live-action film tackle Sega’s video gaming franchise. Elba joins previously-announced returning solid of Ben Schwartz because the voice of Sonic, Jim Carrey as his nemesis and mad scientist Dr. Robotnik, James Marsden and Tika Sumpter as adoptive dad and mom Tom and Maddie Wachowski, Adam Pally as Tom’s deputy Wade Whipple, and Natasha Rothwell as Maddie’s older sister Rachel. Elba is the primary new main title to be unveiled for Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
“Knock, knock… #SonicMovie2 #Knuckles,” Elba wrote in a caption alongside a photograph of Knuckles’ hand he posted to his social media channels on Tuesday, revealing that he was a part of the second Sonic the Hedgehog film. First launched within the 1994 online game Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Knuckles is the final dwelling member of his race and a guardian of an enormous gemstone known as Grasp Emerald. He is initially duped into serving to Robotnik, and opposing Sonic and Tails, earlier than studying the villain’s trickery and switching sides. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is ready as much as riff on this narrative, with the primary movie ending with Robotnik planning a return to Earth, and the reveal of Tails.
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Behind the scenes, Jeff Fowler returns as director on Sonic the Hedgehog 2, working off a screenplay by Sonic the Hedgehog writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller, and John Whittington. Brandon Trost (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) is the cinematographer, and Junkie XL (Justice League Snyder Reduce) is the composer.
Producers on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 embrace Neal H. Moritz and Toby Ascher for Authentic Movie, and Toru Nakahara and Takeshi Ito for Sega of America. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a manufacturing of Sega Sammy Group, Authentic Movie, Marza Animation Planet, and Blur Studio. Paramount Photos is the worldwide distributor, with Viacom18 Studios — a three way partnership between Reliance Industries-owned Network18 and Paramount’s mother or father ViacomCBS — dealing with distribution in India.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is slated to launch April 8, 2022 in cinemas worldwide, together with India. It was first put into growth in Might final yr.