Naturally keeping tight-lipped about what is one of the most eagerly anticipated motion pictures on his to-do list, Elba discussed in as minute detail as possible what we can expect when Sonic’s frenemy turns up and sounds like either Stringer Bell or Luther. “Honestly, I cannot say. Contractually, I cannot say anything,” Elba promised. “But I wouldn’t say he was sexy. I don’t think I’m going for that. That’s for sure.”
Makes sense. This is a family film, after all, and while there’s literal evidence to prove that he is one of the sexiest men in the world (People bestowed the title to him in 2016), toning it down for the upcoming Sega-inspired sequel may be the best course of action.
For now, Elba is still the newest name to be added to the cast list for “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” with confirmation yet to be made on who will be voicing Sonic’s other well-known ally, Tails. Colleen O’Shaughnessy, who voiced the character in the first film’s post-credits scene, isn’t listed. Still, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, James Marsden as Tom Wachowski, and Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski are all returning. You can see how things play out when “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” runs into theaters on April 8, 2022.