Idris Elba's'Sonic The Hedgehog 2' Character Will Not Be Sexy
Bad news if you pegged the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog 2 as 2022's sexiest flick – it seems actor Idris Elba has made a bold choice in bringing Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic the Hedgehog's enemy-turned-reluctant-ally with a penchant for digging holes, being alone, and hating sunshine (same), to the big screen – making him certifiably un-sexy.
Yep, despite Elba's long history of portraying steamy, classy, and certifiably badass characters throughout his decades-spanning career, including Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad, Stringer Bell in The Wire, the titular character in Luther, and for some inexplicable reason, not James Bond, the actor recently told ScreenRant that although he can't say much about his impending performance in the animated film, he can reveal one tidbit: we shouldn't get too, erm, excited to hear his voice.
“Honestly, I cannot say. Contractually, I cannot say anything," he told the publication of the film, which is set to hit theaters next April. "But I wouldn't say he was sexy. I don't think I'm going for that. That's for sure.”
Although unlike several other animated characters throughout the years, Knuckles is definitely not a sex symbol, it will be interesting to hear Elba's take on the iconic character. After all, while Elba may have been voted the Sexiest Man Alive, the same cannot be said of Knuckles, the anthropomorphic echidna.