Idris Elba to play Knuckles – Deadline

It’s just in there, but The suicide squad star Idris Elba joins Paramount’s Sonic the hedgehog 2 voicing the famous character of Knuckles.

Knuckles is a red Echidna and he is the guardian of the Master Emerald in video games. He is also known to be brash and fighter. Elba joins previously announced James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore and Jim Carrey.

Jeff Fowler returns to helm the sequel after delivering a pre-pandemic blockbuster for Paramount with the 2020 debut film that grossed nearly $ 320 million WW. Pat Casey, Josh Miller and John Whittington are scripting a story written by Casey and Miller based on the SEGA video game. Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Hitoshi Okuno produce. The EPs are Haruki Satomi, Yukio Sugino, Shuji Utsumi, Nan Morales and Tim Miller.

Elba is a 5x Emmy nominee and won a 2012 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries for Luther. Its recent features include Neflix The more they fall and Concrete cowboy as well as Universal / Will Packer’s Beast and George Miller Three thousand years of desire.

Elba has just made it official on his Instagram: