In terms of excitement for the Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise, fans are still awaiting the newest game in the series. During the first Sonic Central held earlier this year, Sega unveiled a teaser for what is the new game scheduled to arrive later in 2022. Shortly after, a mistakenly posted press release shared that the new game is to be titled ‘Sonic Rangers’ which coincides with claims made regarding the game.
Additionally, Team Sonic head Takashi Iizuka when speaking to Sonic Stadium shares hopes to make an impactful release similar to Sonic Adventure, he explained. But in the meantime, there is also excitement brewing for the sequel of Sonic the Hedgehog which hit theaters last February. So far, Paramount Studios confirmed the film is to release in April 2022 next year.
However, no other details for the follow-up film was issued since its announcement aside from nods towards Tails being in the motion picture; a post-credits teaser & hinting from the sequel’s announcement. But now, actor Idris Elba announces he will be portraying Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Previously, images from the set for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 already indicated as such that both Knuckles and Tails will be in the second movie. In that, the crew used props of the characters to indicate placement for when rendering the characters. But now, it is confirmed Knuckles the echidna is to be in the movie. However, it is unsure who is to be casted for Tails as of writing.
Elsewhere prior, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 director Jeff Fowler revealed that filming has already concluded for the second film back in late June. Production officially ended across the Pacific Ocean over in Hawaii, Fowler shared in a tweet. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited for Elba’s casting as Knuckles for Sonic the Hedgehog 2?
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrives to theaters on April 7, 2022.