Knuckles, played by Idris Elba, Makes His Debut in the 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' Movie Trailer
There were plenty of exciting announcements and trailers at the 2021 Game Awards, including the sequel to one of the most well-received video game adaptations in recent years.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was one of the most anticipated trailers to debut at the show, heralding the arrival of Colleen O'Shaughnessey's Tails and Idris Elba's Knuckles. Here's how fans are reacting to the film's first footage.
Jim Carrey established himself as the chaotic Dr. Robotnik in the first Sonic the Hedgehog film, and being transported to another dimension won't stop him from appearing in the sequel.
Carrey's dynamic personality is on full display in the first trailer from Paramount Pictures, but even with his "brand new'stache," the villain isn't the one who steals the show.
Because Knuckles (Idris Elba) makes his first appearance in the trailer, Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) faces a far more intimidating foe.
He's correct in one respect: he doesn't need Sonic's speed to keep up with him.
Sonic will face a formidable opponent in Knuckles, who is backed by Dr. Robotnik.
Fortunately, Tails will be available to help.
The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie trailer also shows Sonic's sidekick, implying a fun partnership between the two characters.
In general, the first look at Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was amusing and action-packed, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the release of the film.
Several people on Reddit remarked on how much more "intense" this film appears to be than its predecessor.
The writers appear to have found their footing, and the addition of fan-favorite characters from the games will undoubtedly add to the sequel's appeal.
Fans are more enthusiastic about Sonic the Hedgehog 2 than they were about the first film, which may have something to do with the fact that there are fewer concerns about the design this time around.
The arrival of Knuckles, on the other hand, has a significant impact.
Reactions on Reddit and Twitter suggested that Idris Elba's character was one of the trailer's highlights.
With the release of the footage, it appears that the buzz surrounding his casting has only grown.
Sonic fans are also ecstatic that the Chaos Emeralds appear in the trailer, implying that Shadow may appear in this or a future sequel.
Future films appear to be a strong possibility if Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is as good as it looks.
When it comes to seeing Idris Elba's knuckles in action, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released on April 8, 2022.
That's only a few weeks away.
With the return of theatrical releases, there's little doubt that Sonic fans will rush out to see the sequel.
With any luck, Paramount Pictures will release a few more trailers before then, but this one stands alone as a top-tier experience for both game fans and newcomers.