Idris Elba Gets His Own Sonic The Hedgehog Spinoff Series With The Knuckles Trailer – SlashFilm


If the formula ain’t broke, don’t fix it, I suppose. After both “Sonic” movies relied heavily on the buddy-comedy effect of pairing the titular blue hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz) with a bumbling human character (James Marsden), it sure looks like “Knuckles” will be taking a page out of the same playbook. This time, our temperamental red hero is struggling to adjust to life on Earth after helping to save the day, and his chosen sidekick is none other than Adam Pally as Wade Whipple, reprising his role from the previous two movies. And after all that marketing hype downplaying the “sexiness” of Elba’s Knuckles voice, well, one look at the footage confirms that Elba is a big ol’ liar.

Fans of the “Sonic” movies will be glad to know that much of the same creative team worked on the “Knuckles” series, which was created by John Whittington and Toby Ascher. Filmmaker Jeff Fowler returns to direct the pilot episode and will be joined by executive producers Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, John Whittington, and Toru Nakahara. Directors for the other episodes include Ged Wright, Brandon Trost, Jorma Taccone, and Carol Banker. Along with Elba as Knuckles and Pally as Wade, the cast stars Stockard Channing, Edi Patterson, Scott Mescudi, Ellie Taylor, Julian Barratt, Rory McCann, Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, and Rob Huebel. Appearing as special guest stars are Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Tika Sumpter as Maddie, and, of course, Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Tails.

All six episodes of “Knuckles” will be made available to stream on Paramount+ on Friday, April 26, 2024.

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