They Call Idris Elba Knuckles in the Upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie. Unlike Sonic, He Don’t Chuckle.
He'd rather flex his muscles!
I am still trying to come off of my Idris Elba high after The Suicide Squad, only to trip headfirst into this Tuesday afternoon tweet:
Knock, knock….#SonicMovie2 #Knuckles pic.twitter.com/N1PW5XaCEd
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 10, 2021
Now I am back on my Sonic the Hedgehog 2 high because we now have our Knuckles.
Nothing’s gonna stand in his way! #Knuckles https://t.co/yz5P9gXvQ6
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) August 10, 2021
I feel like a lot of folks have movies that they’re anticipating, yet my list is always so … this. I enjoyed the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie a whole lot, but there are two specific things that made me completely lose my sh*t:
- There is an echidna tribe at the beginning movie
So we already knew we were getting more Tails, thanks to the first movie, and this cool title and date announcement a couple of months back:
Groundbreaking. Thought provoking. Extremely obvious. Presenting the official title of the #SonicMovie sequel: Sonic the Hedgehog 2! Catch #SonicMovie2 in theatres in 2022. pic.twitter.com/SlVk7fakp3
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) February 10, 2021
The only thing left to make my fangirl dreams come true would be Knuckles. Yes, I know he doesn’t show up until Sonic 3 game-wise, but ECHIDNA TRIBE means POTENTIAL KNUCKLES, and I’m impatient. Technically, set photos revealed a Knuckles stand-in prop, though we never got an official announcement about Knuckles being in the movie.
Not only do we now have our answer, but we have Idris Elba voicing him!
Idris Elba is Knuckles???? That’s gonna be fire 😭😭😭 https://t.co/Uf0ifX2S2V
— Plathanos 🐝🇩🇴 #HIVESZN (@SavinTheBees) August 10, 2021
It always felt like Knuckles was the black friend in the group, so makes sense lol 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/TV2rHdhYvU
— The Black Hokage (@TheBlackHokage) August 10, 2021
We already kinda knew cause of leaks, but Knuckles confirmed for Sonic Movie 2!
We’re gonna see Team Sonic on the big screen!!! pic.twitter.com/Ipv0qhJJeI
— TheNCSmaster (@TheNCSmaster) August 10, 2021
Knuckles after Eggman reveals he was only using him to get the Chaos Emeralds in Sonic 2. pic.twitter.com/tOLiuLSFOb
— 🍊beans made thighs🍊 (@beanzaru) August 10, 2021
My whole timeline is screaming about Idris Elba as Knuckles which means I follow the right people.
— Mica Burton (@MicaBurton) August 10, 2021
The real question is what will Knuckles’ story be in the movie? In the games, it takes him a minute to become an ally, partially because he’s deceived by Robotnik, and partially because he’s born on an island in the heavens and … well, here, here’s the song and our new national anthem until the movie release next year:
Here is my hypothesis from the last time I fangirled over a Sonic movie announcement:
In the game series, Robotnik does deceive Knuckles into thinking that Sonic’s an enemy, so if Robotnik’s traveling through worlds and finds the Echidna Tribe (who were already chasing after Sonic and Longclaw the Owl), that could line up to present a worthy adversary in this sequence.
I really do think Knuckles is going to be an enemy at first, especially since echidnas weren’t too kind to Sonic and Longclaw in the first movie. While it’s usually Knuckles who instigates things between them, I’m wondering if Sonic is gonna see an echidna and freak out because of what happened in the past.
Whatever the case, I welcome Idris Elba as our Knuckles.
WHAT WHAT OMG WHAT OMG OMG OMG OMG UNLIKE SONIC HE DON’T CHUCKLE AAAAAAAAH!!!!!! https://t.co/UYXoqSDH58
— Bri Skipping The TVA Company Picnic (@BrichibiTweets) August 10, 2021
This is how I found out pic.twitter.com/i1n2oJ3eRa
— Stop Skeletons From Fighting | ➕🔥🔥 (@stopskeletons) August 10, 2021
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