Following the success of the first two films, the Sonic the Hedgehog cinematic franchise now expanding with the Knuckles spinoff series that is currently in production. Idris Elba is returning to reprise the voice role from the sequel and lead his own project.
For the past few months, we've been hearing a lot of major updates about the series including the main cast members such as the return of Adam Pally and Tika Sumpter from the first two films.
Now, we have yet again another casting update about the series and it looks like they are recruiting more acting heavyweights to the project.
Christopher Lloyd Joins the Knuckles Spinoff Series
Deadline has reported that veteran actor Christopher Lloyd is joining the cast of the Sonic the Hedgehog spinoff series Knuckles. The details regarding his role remain under wraps and it is unknown whether he will appear as a recurring actor or guest star.
Aside from the Emmy-winning legend, Cary Elwes, Stockard Channing, Paul Scheer, and Rob Huebel have also been cast to join the series although the details regarding their respective roles are also being kept under wraps.
Besides Elba, Sumpter, and Pally, the series also includes Edi Patterson, Julian Barratt, Scott Mescudi, Ellie Taylor, and Rory McCann. Jeff Fowler, who helmed the first two films, directed the pilot episode.
The film will "follow Knuckles on a hilarious and action-packed journey of self-discovery as he agrees to train Wade as his protégé and teach him the ways of the Echidna warrior." It is set between the second and third film, which is slated for release next year.
While we don't know the details yet regarding the role that he will play, it is exciting nonetheless to see that Lloyd is going to be part of the series and hopefully, it will be a memorable role where he will make a great impression.
We should be hearing more details about this in the coming weeks or months as filming is still underway.
Knuckles is slated to premiere on Paramount+ later this year.