Idris Elba to play Knuckles the Echidna

British star joins Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Idris Elba plays Knuckles in Sonic 2 movie

The upcoming Sonic of the Hedgehog 2 movie gets a further dose of star power with acclaimed British actor Idris Elba set to portray Knuckles, the famous hot-heated red Echidna who serves as guardian of the Master Emerald. Knuckles made his first appearance in the 1994 Sega Mega Drive game Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

Elba posted on his personal Instagram a picture of Knuckles' fist with a caption "Knock, knock....."

Paramount Pictures will again be producing another Sonic's silver screen outing, with the film being scheduled for release in April 2022.