It is now confirmed that Knuckles will be joining Sonic the Hedgehog in Paramount Pictures' upcoming live-action movie sequel, and he'll be played by none other than Idris Elba.
Knuckles' inclusion in the second Sonic movie seemed a given after fans spotted a suspiciously echidna looking prop on-set earlier this year.
Idris shared a close-up of Knuckles on social media following confirmation that he'll be voicing the character in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which is scheduled to arrive in cinemas on 8th April 2022 if all goes well.
Idris Elba will star alongside the returning likes of Ben Schwartz (Sonic), Jim Carrey (Doctor Robotnik), James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally, and Natasha Rothwell.
Fans are also expecting a starring role for long-time Sonic sidekick Tails this time around following his appearance toward the end of the 2020 movie - with the big clue being the familiar double-tailed designed of the 2 in the sequel's logo. If that's the case, Colleen O'Shaughnessey could well return to voice the character (especially given she told fans she wasn't done with Tails earlier this year).