Interview: Idris Elba Talks ‘Sonic Movie 2’, Stepping Into The Role Of Knuckles & Potential Spin-off Show
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is still killing it at the box office, and rightfully so. The sequel is now the highest-grossing video game movie ever in the U.S, surpassing the original Sonic film in the process. Also worth noting that the film hasn’t even released in Japan yet so expect another increase in box office take over for the video game film.
In the sequel, Sonic isn’t alone anymore, he has his buddy Tails who was introduced at the end of the first film but not only was Tails in this film, Knuckles also made his debut in the sequel. Knuckles is as strong as Sonic is fast, so it was only right to get somebody who could bring power to the voice and that is Idris Elba.
We recently got to chat with Elba about stepping into the role of Knuckles the Echidna and his hopes for the character in the future including the spin-off show happening on Paramount+.
Check out the interview with Idris Elba below:
The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in Sonic The Hedgehog 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, Sonic Movie 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles, and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.