Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie casts Tails classic voice actor

Colleen O’Shaughnessey, long time voice of Sonic the Hedgehog’s partner Tails, will voice the character in the upcoming Sonic theatrical follow up. She signs up with Ben Schwartz, who voices the hedgehog, and Idris Elba, formerly revealed to voice Knuckles the Echidna. Tails was teased at the very end of the very first motion picture — and likewise in the very first teaser for the follow up, exposed last February.

While it may appear unsurprising that O’Shaughnessey voices Tails in the motion picture after doing so considering that 2014 (and in the Sonic the Hedgehog motion picture’s post-credits stinger), lots of voice stars do not repeat their functions when the computer game or animation strikes the cinema. For example, Chris Pratt was just recently exposed to be the voice of Mario in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. motion picture, while Charles Martinet, the guy who has actually voiced Mario considering that the 1990s, will just have just a bit part. It speaks to a larger trend of casting recognizable celebrities in animation, instead of voice actors.

The first Sonic the Hedgehog motion picture came out on Feb. 14, 2020 — after being delayed due to the massive outcry about Sonic’s design from the very first trailer. Despite that first visceral reaction to the initial trailer, the motion picture succeeded at package workplace and got mainly favorable evaluations. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will speed into theaters on April 8, 2022.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.