Sonic the Hedgehog turned out to be a massive success in 2020. Initially, people hated the original design of Sonic, but director Jeff Fowler was committed to giving the fans what they wanted. We got a new design for the speedster and things turned out to be great. Sonic the Hedgehog turned out to be the sixth-highest grossing movie of 2020 as it made $319 million worldwide. People loved the look of Sonic. They loved the way Ben Schwartz voiced the character. And they totally enjoyed the film. Now, everyone’s excited about Sonic The Hedgehog 2, which is set to feature “Tails” and “Knuckles.” What’s more, is that Jason Momoa could actually be voicing Knuckles the Echidna.
The final moments of the first film revealed that Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) will be joining Sonic in his second outing. But soon after that, we started to hear about the brawny friend of Sonic, Knuckles as well. Rumors started to float around that Dwayne Johnson might actually voice the red Echidna. But things didn’t pan out.
Now, The Illuminerdi has exclusively reported that “Jason Momoa has been officially offered the Knuckles role in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 by Paramount.” Their sources state that Momoa is yet to give a reply for the part.
Well, it will be interesting to see whether he could make time for it, considering the fact that he is also supposed to begin production on Aquaman 2 later this year. Anyway, we’d love it if he voices the character. A while ago, The Illuminerdi described Knuckles to be “true to his video game incarnation, as he will be able to glide, as well climb walls.” The trade further wrote that his personality would be “serious in nature, but still gullible at times.” So, Momoa can certainly deliver on the part of Knuckles. Soon after this report, Sonic the Hedgehog’s official Twitter handle confirmed the official title and poster of the sequel. Take a look:
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) February 10, 2021
Well, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is already an exciting film with the chemistry of Schwartz’s Sonic and James Marsden’s Tom. Then there’s Jim Carrey returning as Dr. Robotnik and Tika Sumpter reprising her role as Maddie. So, the addition of Tails, and Jason Momoa’s Knuckles to this cast will surely board more people onto the hype train. But let’s wait and see whether the Aquaman star joins yet another amazing franchise, or lets it fly.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set to arrive on April 8, 2022.