Idris Elba’s Knuckles isn’t “Sexy” in Sonic 2 Movie

We’ll be the judge of that.

Amidst announcements of Chris Pratt voicing Mario and Chris Pratt voicing Garfield, Idris Elba recently gave an interview with Screen Rant regarding his portrayal of our favorite monotreme. When asked for details on the character and how Knuckles would compare to Elba’s other iconic film roles, he responded:

“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.”

There are a thousand very unprofessional jokes I could and want to make here, but instead, I’m just going to post this Sonic Boom screenshot without further comment:

Thanks to Lemanic for the news tip!

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  1. Why’s everyone making a big deal out of this? His portrayal of the police chief in Zootopia wasn’t sexy.

    1. The bears already made that verdict and concluded that Chief Bogo is indeed sexy. Don’t underestimate bears. They already made Jack Black their honorary bear. The reaction to him voicing Bowser was a confirmation of that.

      Knuckles is a loner rasta gym bro. Idris will fall into his trap and come out yet again making yet an another character the hottest thing since Carolina Reapers.

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