Idris Elba Shared New Visual from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Film

On Tuesday, actor Idris Elba teased on Twitter that he will play Knuckles in the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sequel film.
Last May, the studio announced that it would be producing a sequel to last year's Sonic the Hedgehog film, with Jeff Fowler returning as director and Pat Casey and Josh Miller returning as scriptwriters. The new film is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, and Toru Nakahara, with executive producers Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, and Tim Miller.

On April 8, 2022, the sequel film will be released in the United States.

This past February, Paramount Pictures unveiled the film's logo, which features two tails shaped after the franchise's fox character Tails hanging off of an orange number two. On March 15, Fowler announced on his Twitter account that production on the film had begun on the same day.

Sonic the Hedgehog

The original film grossed $70,002,074 during its Presidents' Day holiday opening weekend in the United States in February 2020. The film was released digitally in March 2020 and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in May 2020.

According to the Box Office Mojo website, the film grossed US$146,066,470 in the United States, surpassing Pokémon Detective Pikachu as the highest-grossing game-based film in the country. (In the United States, Detective Pikachu earned US$144,105,346.) The film has earned the equivalent of US$160,700,000 internationally, for a total worldwide gross of US$306,766,470.

Sonic was voiced in the film by Ben Schwartz (DuckTales, Parks and Recreation). The film starred James Marsden (Westworld, X-Men), Tika Sumpter, and Jim Carrey (The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) as the villain Robotnik.

The film was scheduled to be released in Japan in March 2020, but Japanese film distributor Towa Pictures delayed its release in order to help combat the spread of COVID-19. In Japan, the film was released in June 2020 under the title Sonic the Movie and debuted at #6 at the box office.

Source: Idris Elba's Twitter account


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