Sonic the Hedgehog 2 trailer reveals Tails, plus Idris Elba as Knuckles

The blue-furred big screen sequel hit top speed at The Game Awards.

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We finally have our first look at Sonic the Hedgehog 2, including a few new faces -- or rather, some new tails and knuckles.

The movie trailer dropped at The Game Awards 2021 on Thursday that featured game announcements and reveals, as well as awards honoring the best video games of 2021.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is scheduled for release April 8, 2022.

Based on Sega's video game franchise, the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie was one of the success stories of 2020. After its January release, it went on to take nearly $320 million worldwide, becoming the sixth highest-grossing movie of 2020 and the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time.

Sonic 2 will see the return of Ben Schwartz (Sonic), Jim Carrey (Dr. Robotnik), Tika Sumpter (Maddie Wachowski), James Marsden (Sheriff Wachowski) and Lee Majdoub (Agent Stone) and introduce Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna.

It was also recently announced that video game voice actor Colleen O'Shaughnessey, who briefly featured in the stinger setting up the sequel at the end of the original movie, will reprise her role as the voice of Miles "Tails" Prower for Sonic 2.

CNET reviewer Sean Keane called the first movie a "visual delight" that you'll "fast forget."

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