The Suicide Squad star Idris Elba has boarded the solid of the upcoming animation movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2 wherein he’ll voice the fan-favourite character Knuckles.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ben Schwartz will reprise his position as the title character with Jeff Fowler returning to direct.
James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore and Jim Carrey additionally voice star in the sequel to the 2020 movie.
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Knuckles first appeared as an antagonist in 1994’s Sonic the Hedgehog 3 earlier than befriending Sonic and his ally Tails and changing into a protagonist in his personal proper in 1995’s Sonic & Knuckles.
Pat Casey, Josh Miller and John Whittington have penned the script for Sonic 2, from a narrative by Casey and Miller. Neal H Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Hitoshi Okuno are hooked up to produce the movie. Executive producers are Haruki Satomi, Yukio Sugino, Shuji Utsumi, Nan Morales and Tim Miller.
Paramount Pictures will launch the movie on April 8, 2022.
The first Sonic was a field workplace success which raked in USD 319.7 million globally upon its opening in February 2020, making it considered one of the last blockbusters to be launched earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world.