Lie: Idris Elba says Knuckles’ voice won’t be sexy in Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Idris Elba sexy Knuckles

The internet lost its mind when it found out Idris Elba will be voicing Knuckles in the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie. A great actor known for roles like Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad, Mr. Elba exudes badassery and sexiness. However, this sensuality will not carry over to the Blue Blur’s second film. According to Idris Elba himself, Knuckles’ voice will not be sexy.

Fans have been waiting years for a sexy Knuckles

Here are the exact words Idris shared with Screen Rant when talking about how his accent would play into his performance of the echidna:

Honestly, I cannot say. Contractually, I cannot say anything. But I wouldn’t say he was sexy. I don’t think I’m going for that. That’s for sure.

Well, Mr. Elba, I’m going to have to disagree with your statement. The fact is, your voice is automatically sexy by default because it’s British. Plus, people will be imagining you when they hear your vocals come out of a video game character. And you’re pretty attractive. Whether you like it or not, there is no way your words are going to sound undesirable.

The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie is due to release on April 8, 2022.

Enthusiasts, do you think it’s impossible for Idris Elba to not be a sexy Knuckles? Let us know your thoughts on the matter below.


Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.