Is there anything Idris Elba can’t do? He can lead a suicide squad. can be a cheeky investigator; He could be the mastermind of Baltimore’s drug empire; He can fight kaiju at the bottom of the ocean. Now you’re telling me he can play ants? Talk about scope.
Knuckles is set to appear in the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog in 2022, played by Idris Elba, the star tweeted today.
Knock, knock…. #SonicMovie2 #Knuckles pic.twitter.com/N1PW5XaCEdAugust 10, 2021
As the Internet loses its collective mind over this immaculate choice decision, I find myself trying to imagine what it has become. Did Idris Elba launch a behind-the-scenes campaign to secure himself the role? Did he call someone at Paramount and say, “This is the role I was born to play?” What did the studio’s list of top echidna nominees look like?
Is there a phone recording somewhere of Idris Elba, not forbidden, performing Rap Pumpkin Hill?
Maybe the movie studio just arrived and offered him a lot of money for three days of easy voice acting (I guess there isn’t a lot of mocap work). Either way, I just hope Idris Elba is aware of the power he has now: If he attends next year’s Sonic premiere in a Knuckles costume, DeviantArt will rise to a new level of existence.