The great Emerald's power allows us to feel extremely excited at the fact that Idris Elba is going to play Knuckles in the upcoming sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog (the movie). At least, that's what it looks like from his semi-cryptic tweet of a fist:
This probably seems crazy crazy, a graveyard theory, but we took a closer look at the hashtags, and yup — #Knuckles. Those are Knuckles' knuckles. Does this mean Sonic's echidna friend is going to be... British?
The second Sonic movie, which is currently titled "Sonic Movie 2", according to Elba's hashtags, began production earlier this year. The movie will be releasing in 2022, according to Paramount. We already know that Ben Schwartz will reprise his role as Sonic, plus Jim Carrey as Dr. Eggman, and James Marsden as Sonic's adoptive dad.
We have technically already seen Knuckles, in these photos taken on the set of the second movie, although they're just stand-in props. It's likely the design will be relatively similar to the prop, though, and not... you know... this.
Now, who's starting the petition to get Idris Elba's silky-smooth tones on the Pumpkin Hill rap?
Can you sense it in your feet that Elba will be a great Knuckles? Who's your pick for Tails? We think Michael Cera... but feel free to tell us how wrong we are in the comments below.
I have to here is voice, But I really hope he can bring My boy to the big screen.
I liked dan greens voice the most tho.
Unlike Sonic, he doesn't chuckle.
Awesome. Would like it if post-original trilogy characters showed up too, such as Amy and Rouge.
Seriously, another established animated character's real voice(s in this case) getting snubbed for a celeb? At least Schwartz is known for main character VA roles in TV series like Turtles and DuckTales.
what in the world?!!!
Haha this seems like it could work. Hope the story is more thought out than the first one though, I wasnt a huge fan.
This should be interesting. I'd have to hear it before I judge it.
@Noid, they could have approached the original voice actor and he may have turned it down.
I can hear Idris rapping Unknown from M.E. and I hate it
@Sahnec Same here. Alot of the humor didn't land, but I guess that's because i'm old, and don't find Jim Carrey being Jim Carrey turned up to 11 funny as much.
This seems like such a fitting choice for the character given the types of characters Elba usually plays (including just recently with Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad), but I can't even imagine how he'd sound as Knuckles, and whether it'd just be "Idris Elba as Knuckles" or "Idris Elba trying to do a Knuckles impression with his British-ness"
"Who's your pick for Tails? We think Michael Cera... but feel free to tell us how wrong we are in the comments below."
Um... @kategray wouldn't it make sense to just use the person who did the voice at the end of the first movie, Collen Villard?
"Oi mate, this robotnik geezer is coming round to mess us up! Hopefully I can sell him a Sky Q subscription when he gets here!"
Stringer Bell as Knuckles? Yo, Sonic, when is the re-up?
They do know Idris Alba isn't Ugandan, right?
Please tell me he’s going to do the Knuckles rap. Please rap. Please. For me.
Would not have been my first choice. But he's a great actor. The first movie was fun. So hey, why not? 🦔👊
@rjejr Thank you, I was just thinking that exact same thing! It makes no sense to ask that question when Tails already has a VA from the previous movie, and an awesome one too imo.
@Noid you just blew my mind just now, I never realized Sonic the Hedgehog from the movie and Dewy Duck have the same voice until you mentioned DuckTales, wow how did i not noticed it before?! 🤯
What a strange casting choice. Still, I really enjoyed the first film--it's actually one of my favourite video game movies--so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt for the sequel.
Please, knuckles. sound like stringer bell!
That is going to be so much fun. Ha ha.
That seems like hilarious overkill for Knuckles' voice. Now I'm thinking along the lines of Morgan Freeman as Big the Cat or Daniel Day-Lewis as Shadow the Hedgehog.
Hoping the new movie is as watchable as the first one. I'm very glad it turned out well.
@Chibi_Manny Only thing I can think of, Kate confused the actress dropping out of Sonic Prime w/ dropping out of the movie, but she said after dropping out of Sonic Prime she was still doing some more Tails, so I'd have to assume it's the movie until she herself says otherwise.
@rjejr grown up Jake Lloyd should surely be a candidate here
Why no Parappa!!??!
YESSSSSS he is perfect for the role
@spoondriver This Jake Lloyd? Must be a joke I'm missing.
"Lloyd’s whereabouts and career are now a mystery. He was arrested in 2015 for reckless driving, driving without a license, resisting arrest, and assaulting his mother in her house. That same year, his mother revealed that Lloyd has schizophrenia, and months later was transferred from jail to a psychiatric facility."
shrug I still have no intention of watching this.
I wonder if they will let Idris keep his London accent for Knuckles...
Gotta love Hollywood. Assign the role by how popular their Twitter is instead of the existing actor that plays the part or an audition.
Mario vs Sonic in 2022. What will Charles Martinet do?
I wondering how many die hard furries are mad about this one?
Hey if Ryan Reynolds can work for Pikachu then Idris can work for Knuckles. Might be funny
@NEStalgia Well it's more than that really. A-star celebs sell tickets. Having one attached to a project can boost sales. I mean alot more people know Idris than they do the guy who voiced Knuckles in videogames.
I dont see that matching at all.
Uh, who? He's in the Cats movie? Well can't say I have much faith in him in that case...
I'm into this. I'll watch Elba in anything.
To be fair, it can't be worse than Sonic being voiced by a YouTuber in our German localisation...
I love Idris but I don't like this first of I'm not a fan of celebrity stunt casting over professional VAs also I don't really want my favourite Sonic character to sound like John Luther 😂
Knuckles get a sexy sauve british voice! Who would have thought.
A lot of people were in that movie that are still good actors and actresses. If you seriously don't know who Idris Elba is, then it takes only a few seconds to Wiki his filmography.
@rjejr he was Tails in Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast.
@spoondriver Thank you, that makes sense. Seems like the guy has been through A LOT since 2001 though so I don't see it happening.
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