Sonic the Hedgehog turned out to be one of the biggest movies of 2020, despite serious CG character issues that caused a three-month delay. Now, Paramount has dropped the first trailer for the sequel that gives us our first look at a new character, Knuckles, voiced by none other than Idris Elba.
The trailer shows Sonic (Ben Schwartz) and his new sidekick Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessy). He’s once again taking on Dr. Robotnik, aka, Eggman (Jim Carrey) who’s seeking a classic Sonic McGuffin, the Chaos Emeralds. However, Robotnik has an Echidna up his sleeve in the form of Knuckles, who shows off his brute strength and weirdly elegant speaking voice. (Elba promised that his Knuckles wouldn’t sound sexy, but he is more posh than ever.)
The first Sonic film became one of the most successful video game adaptations ever, so there’s a lot riding on the sequel. Luckily, the slick trailer indicates that we won’t be seeing any of the CGI issues that plagued the first film. The sequel is set to be released on April 8, 2022.