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Sonic 2's Idris Elba Hilariously Reacts To Those Fuzzy Xbox Controllers

The success of the 2020 live-action "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie was a surprise to many. After an uphill battle following a creepy Sonic design announcement, it's hard to believe Paramount studios greenlit a sequel. "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" hit theatres on the 8th of April and introduced many new characters into the live-action Sonic universe, like everyone's favorite echidna, Knuckles, played by Idris Elba. Although, it seems Xbox has kept the creepy design trend alive with a special edition controller that's turning heads.

Special edition controllers have always been a staple of the gaming industry. Most special edition controllers are simply a break from the traditional color schemes. However, Microsoft chose to break from tradition with furry red and blue controllers that come with the special edition "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" Xbox. Comments on social media following the announcement showed just how odd a fur controller is, and it seems like the voice of Knuckles agrees.

Idris Elba thought they were homemade

During the "blue" carpet premiere of "Sonic The Hedgehog 2," IGN got ahold of Idris Elba to get his reaction to the new controllers. After presenting the controller, the actor immediately took a few steps back, reacting as if the furry controller was about to take a bite out of him. However, once the initial shock wore off, Elba took hold of the controller and remarked, "look at that bad boy? ... wow, this is crazy. I mean you could like, it could be a mustache." The star then proceeded to hold the controller under his nose, creating the illusion of a big red mustache.

But the funniest interactions came when the actor started inquiring about how these odd controllers got made. Idris Elba assumed the IGN staff were behind the controller's crazy design. "What did you guys do? Cut up some slippers?" asked Elba while using his hands like scissors. The IGN crew interrupted him before he could say more and assured Elba that they didn't develop the controllers themselves, pointing out they were official promotional controllers by Xbox.

After most likely being embarrassed that he was just joking about an officially licensed product, Elba looked into the camera and continued, "I'm sorry, guys. I thought these guys cut up some slippers and glued them." It's nice to know even one of the film's cast members was shocked by the weird design of these controllers, just like fans were.