There's a new rumour that Knuckles the Echidna will be appearing in Sonic the Hedgehog's second big-screen outing. It's not exactly a surprise considering he's been such a big part of the video game series since first appearing in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and when taking into account certain scenes in the original live-action Sonic movie.
This information comes from The illuminerdi website, which shared an "exclusive update" revealing Knuckles' appearance would be more than just a cameo. Warning: Original movie spoilers ahead...
"Knuckles the Red Echidna, will indeed have a role in the second movie. Many assumed that Knuckles may have a simple cameo appearance, similar to Tails in the original. However, our sources have indicated that he will have a relevant role in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, that will be larger than a cameo."
Knuckles will apparently "stay true to his video game incarnation" - with the ability to glide and climb walls. While the sequel is still seeking a voice actor, here's what his personality is expected to be like:
"his personality was described to us as serious in nature, but still gullible at times"
The production is also believed to be casting a supporting character named "Randall", who will only have interaction with human characters, and is also reportedly searching for an "A-List human cameo" to make an appearance. Names supposedly being thrown around include Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock.