Idris Elba gives clues about how Knuckles will sound in new Sonic movie
Idris Elba, named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine in 2018, gave us a hint on how he’ll be voicing Knuckles in the upcoming Sonic the hedgehog following.
He does not have say a lot, but he made one thing clear: it won’t be sexy. Elba’s version of the famous red Echidna will hit the big screen in April next year, and Elba’s version with James Marsden as Tom and Ben Schwartz as Sonic.
Elba said he was not authorized to share more details on how the character will present himself.
“Honestly, I can’t say. Contractually, I can’t say anything. But I wouldn’t say he was sexy. I don’t think I’m going for it. It’s safe, ”the actor said.
Knuckles was introduced in the Sonic The Hedgehog 3 video game released in 1994. He is one of the most popular characters in the Sonic universe along with the fast hedgehog himself.
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Knuckles was initially introduced as a villain before becoming a playable character in a later game.
The film wrapped up earlier this year and has the same creative team as the first round: director Jeff Fowler and writers Josh Miller and Pat Casey. Jim Carrey will reprise his role as Dr. Robotnik, the mad evil genius.
The film will also star Tails, Sonic’s sidekick, who made an appearance in a post-credits scene, apparently following Sonic to his current location.
“If those readings are correct, he’s there. I found it. I just hope I’m not too late, ”Tails said in the film before flying away. Actor Colleen Villard voiced Tails in the first film, but it’s unclear if they’ll return in the role.
Elba’s casting was surprising given that the A-list actor typically plays serious dramatic roles on a regular basis. Fans are curious what he will bring to the role, maybe it is for the best that he leaves the sexy at home.