‘SWAT’ Star Shemar Moore Teases a Role in an Upcoming Blockbuster

by Taylor Cunningham
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Our favorite blue superhero is coming back to theaters and one SWAT star will be tagging along.

1990s gamers rejoice! Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is bound for theaters this spring. And the movie is even more star-studded the second time around.

Criminal Minds alum Shemar Moore is one of the Hollywood greats to join the cast. And in an Instagram post, the actor announced that his crime-fighting skills are about to go next level.

“Aaayyee! Homies, Fans, n Baby Girls!!!” he wrote alongside a Sonic poster. “Something fun is hitting the theaters in April!!! You might see a familiar face…. Check out @thegameawards tomorrow for the official trailer drop for SONIC 2.”

In the flick, the Sega Genesis hero is trying to live a quiet life in Green Hills with Tom and Maddie. But after the couple agrees to let Sonic stay home alone with they go on vacation, Dr. Robotnik comes back to seek revenge on his lifelong nemesis. And this time, he brings along a new partner—Knuckles. While the game system villains are there, they hunt for a magical emerald that has the power to destroy all mankind. And obviously, Sonic and his friend Tails must find the emerald before it’s too late.

The movie co-stars James Mardsen, Idris Elba, Jim Carey, and Ben Schwartz. Though the film is set to release in only four months, Shermar’s character still has not been revealed.

‘SWAT’ Tries To ‘Show You the Good’

In the CBS procedural SWAT, the actors highlight what the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department do best—fight crime.

However, the series isn’t just about the officers’ on-the-job skills. It’s also about who they are on a personal level. And during a November 2020 interview with CBS New York, series headliner Shemar Moore pointed out that he’s on a mission to showcase the officers in a positive light.

“We literally are LAPD SWAT. We are these super cops but we also represent the men and women in real life that there’s a lot of controversies around which we’re trying to give you the optimistic approach to the humanity of these men and women that fight for our lives every day,” Moore explained.

So in the end, Moore and the rest of the cast hope we walk away from each episode knowing most police officers are on our side. And, of course, they hope we enjoy watching it all play out.

“We’re just trying to show you the good, trying to help people believe in the good,” he added. “And then just have a really good time. That’s what’s about to open up.”