Sonic and Knuckles, Together Again
Knuckles the Echidna has been spotted on the set of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and fans couldn’t be more excited.
The sequel to 2020’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie is in early production and set to release on April 8, 2022 — and fans were giving a nice glimpse of the red hothead.
There are rumors that Justice League and Game of Thrones star, Jason Momoa, will be voicing Knuckles!
Knuckles will join Sonic along with lovable sidekick Tails, who made a quick cameo in the first film.
There hasn’t been any official confirmation who will voice the two newcomers, but we’re excited to find out!
The Sonic movie has gone down in history with all the hurdles it jumped through during production.
If you remember, the studio received TONS of backlash after it released the original first trailer for the film, which featured an uncomfortably human-looking sonic. Needless to say, the internet exploded with memes and criticism which ultimately caused the studio to delay the movie so they could redesign Sonic’s entire look in order to please fans.
The unprecedented decision to fold to the demands of fans ended up working in the studio’s favor. Sonic’s classic look was incorporated and when the film released, fans were pleasantly surprised at how fun and self aware it was.
In fact, Sonic the Hedgehog released in February of 2020 JUST before the pandemic forced theaters to close. Because of this, the film ended up being one of 2020’s top grossing movies, bringing in $319 million worldwide!
James Marsden will be back for the sequel and Ben Schwartz will once again voice Sonic.
Jeff Fowler is returning to direct the sequel.