In what may be the most inspired casting of the year, the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel has found its Knuckles. Actor Idris Elba—who most recently appeared in the James Gunn directed take on DC’s Suicide Squad—teased his contribution to the Blue Blur’s big screen outings with as simple a reveal as possible.
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— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 10, 2021
Elba will be joining Ben Schwartz’s Sonic, Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik, James Marsden’s Tom Wachowski, and Tika Sumpter’s Maddie Wachowski when Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opens in April 2022. The sequel started production back in March, with director Jeff Fowler back at the helm.