Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Director Teases Upcoming Knuckles TV Series

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 director Jeff Fowler teases what to expect from Paramount+’s upcoming spin-off series revolving around Knuckles the Echidna.

WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for sonic the hedgehog 2.

In a recent interview, sonic the hedgehog 2 Director Jeff Fowler has teased the upcoming Paramount+ spin-off series revolving around Knuckles the Echidna. Before debuting in the new sequel film, his series was announced as part of Viacom’s Investor Event, along with a third Sonic movie. Voiced by English actor Idris Elba, Knuckles was considered by many fans to be the highlight of the second film. Released this past weekend, sonic the hedgehog 2 it was a huge success, breaking the record for best opening weekend for a movie based on a video game.


Knuckles started out as an enemy of Sonic’s (Ben Schwartz) in the movie, siding with Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Sworn to protect the Master Emerald, he battled the titular hedgehog multiple times until Robotnik stole it from him and went mad with power. Realizing his mistake, the echidna teamed up with Sonic and his friend Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) and defeated the evil scientist in an epic battle. The three heroes then made a vow to become the new guardians of the Emerald together.

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Now the director of both Sonic films has given a small hint of what is to come for the red warrior. In an interview with arguingmovie, Fowler stated that his spin-off series is in its early stages of development. He teased the many different story possibilities for the character and how exciting it could be for fans. Read his full thoughts below:

“Oh is very early with all that [the Knuckles series]. One thing I knew after we finished the movie, people are going to love this character. They’re going to love that Idris plays this character and they’re going to absolutely want more of Knuckles. So right now the whole focus is on getting people excited and getting them out to see the sequel. So, we’ll go from there. He is such a wonderful character that there are so many different ways you can go. [in the series] that fans can really get excited about, so hopefully it’s all coming pretty soon. But for now, I’m really excited for people to see the sequel.”

The director also gave his thoughts on the future of video game movies, mentioning the plethora of modern games out there with potential. Fowler stated that engaging visuals are worthless if not backed up by relatable characters and/or exciting gameplay, and that should apply to movies as well. According to him, this puts pressure on the writers, which ultimately leads to better stories coming out of the film-making process.

Knuckles the Echidna has always been a fan favorite character of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. With his take no prisoners attitude and his immense power, there are certainly a multitude of stories about him that could be told in a live action medium. It is currently unknown when the next series will take place, before or after the events of sonic the hedgehog 2 – but fans are excited about it nonetheless. Since Knuckles is currently with Sonic and Tails, it can be assumed that the series will be a prequel of sorts. Maybe it shows what he was doing during the events of the first movie. One thing can be said for sure: Elba’s portrayal of the iconic warrior was a highlight, and it will be great to see what he has in store for the character when the series premieres.

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Source: DiscussingFilm

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