Knuckles is in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and he doesn’t even look like a freakish monstrosity any more than usual

Unlike the games, it seems we won’t have to wait until the third Sonic to see an utterly wild interpretation of an echidna.

Set photos from the set of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 have revealed some lighting and eyeline stand-ins for the film. A man is groping the Sonic stand-in for well-documented internet reasons, but to the right, there’s also the reveal that Knuckles will seemingly appear in the film. And, with director Jeff Fowler having learned from the debacle over Sonic’s initial design, it seems he’ll be pretty on-model off his weird video game design.

Still, the crotch-hungry shorts guy does raise another lingering question of the sequel: Is Sonic finally going to get pregnant or what?

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