Idris Elba Explains Why Knuckles Is So Mean In Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Posted On May 23, 2022
When Sonic the Hedgehog 2 spin dashed into theaters, the world got very familiar with Knuckles, the red echidna pulled right out of the Sonic games. Voiced by Idris Elba, this Knuckles was even less friendly, though.
He spends the majority of the movie as Sonic’s powerful nemesis, pulled into the fight by Robotnik (Jim Carrey). While the events of the movie give a look at what made Knuckles such a hard-nosed (and hard-fisted) adversary for our blue boy, now we are being given even more background on the character, thanks to Elba, Carrey, and director Jeff Fowler. Check out the GameSpot exclusive from Sonic 2’s home release, which is available digitally beginning May 24, below.
“Knuckles is the last of the echidnas. The echidnas are a very proud warrior race that have sort of gotten themselves extinct by virtue of their own aggressiveness,” Fowler explained. “Because he’s the last of his kind, he really has this deep sense of honor.”
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Author: Chris E. Hayner