Idris Elba swears his knuckles won’t sound “sexy”
In August, we learned that Idris Elba would be voicing Knuckles the Echidna in the Sonic the hedgehog following. While Knuckles is a mainstay in the Sonic video game franchise, this will be its first time on the big screen alongside Ben Schwartz’s blue furry hedgehog. Details on the sequel have been kept under wraps, but Elba has confirmed one very specific thing for us – Knuckles’ voice won’t sound sexy.
Known for his work in the HBO series Thread as well as DCs The suicide squad, Elba joins Schwartz as Sonic, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik / Dr. Eggman and James Marsden as Tom Wachowski. As Elba is known to play suave British rogue type characters, he took people by surprise when he confirmed he would take on the role of Knuckles. But given his obvious acting qualities, fans are excited to see what he brings to the character.
In a recent interview with ScreenRant, Elba was asked about the influence of his acting experience on his portrayal of Knuckles. “Honestly, I can’t say. Contractually, I can’t say anything, ”he said. “But I wouldn’t say he was sexy. I don’t think I’m going for it. That’s for sure.”
So we might not know what Knuckles the Echidna will look like, but we have learned what it is. habit sounds like … But we have to hear it to believe it. Much like in video games, Knuckles will begin as the partner of villainous Dr. Eggman. If the film follows the game’s storyline, Knuckles will eventually change his mind and join Sonic in his final battle against the Mad Scientist.
Sonic the hedgehog 2 races in theaters on April 8, 2022.