Filming for the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog has started last month and new photos from the set have surfaced to reveal another familiar face alongside the beloved blue hedgehog.
The photos reveal Sonic alongside Tails and more excitingly, Knuckles the Echidna on a destroyed road path. Knuckles has been a friendly rival of Sonic since he debuted in 1994 and he later received a starring role in Sonic & Knuckles later that year.
Since then, Knuckles has been a mainstay of the series and has become one of the most popular characters by Sega. Photos also get to see Tails for the second time after appearing in the first movie’s end credits.
The photo confirms Knuckles will have some sort of involvement in the film and can be expected to interact with Sonic and Tails in the town of Green Hills. Currently, no actor has been cast to voice the echidna, though rumours have hinted that Jason Momoa (Aquaman) is a potential candidate.
Another set photo showcases Tika Sumpter and James Marsden, playing the parts of Maddie Wachowski and Tom Wachowski, respectively.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sees plenty of returning cast and crew members with some new additions. Here’s to hoping we get to see Shadow next.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is slated to release on 8 April 2022.