Lee Majdoub Talks About Fan’s Expectations and Diversity in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

Lee Majdoub is returning to movie theaters this month reprising his role as Agent Stone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the sequel to the blockbuster Sonic the Hedgehog. In the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog film, Majdoub's Agent Stone character served as the right-hand man to Jim Carrey's Dr. Robotnik.

After working on the first film, Majdoub was able to better understand the character going into the sequel but spoke about the pressure that comes with fan expectations this time around stating, "There is the pressure of if our fans are gonna love the relationship this time around just as much as they loved the relationship the first time around. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself."

But despite the pressure, the actor shared he had a lot of fun during the filming of the sequel. This time around Idris Elba and Shemar Moore joined the cast. “I didn't even find out that Idris was voicing Knuckles until I had wrapped filming. So, they just do a very good job because typically the voice acting is done separately in a studio [in a separate location],” Majdoub said about the surprise of learning of Elba’s casting. “But I was hyped when they told me Idris was voicing Knuckles,” he added.

Since the Sonic the Hedgehog character was first introduced over thirty years ago in Sega's video game series, it has become a defining character within the 90s’ culture. The video game holds a special meaning to Majdoub in which the video game was the first video game he received with Sega Genesis as a child.