With rumors swirling around, fans are wondering will Jim Carrey play Dr. Robotnik in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie? Whether you refer to the notoriously evil villain as Robotnik or Eggman, he is sure to be cooking up some dastardly deeds in the film adaptation of the beloved SEGA series of games.
We are going to break down the rumors and speculation in this Sonic the Hedgehog Jim Carrey movie guide so you can know whether or not to expect to see the hilarious, award-winning actor starring as the villain. Let’s go ahead and get started on figuring it all out.
Will Jim Carrey Play Dr. Robotnik/Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie?
Before we get to whether or not the Sonic the Hedgehog movie and Jim Carrey crossover is legit, let’s make sure we know the basics of what’s happening in this situation. If you didn’t already know, yes, there is a legitimate film adaptation happening of the hit SEGA Genesis video game from 1991.
As of right now, the only confirmed stars in the movie are James Marsden and Tika Sumpter. The movie is being directed by Jeff Fowler and produced by Paramount Pictures. Though the series has had many animated TV adaptations in the past, this will mark the first major Sonic the Hedgehog movie from Hollywood.
Several sources are circulating rumors (via Deadline) that Jim Carrey is negotiating to take on the role of Dr. Eggman in the 2019 movie. We believe these rumors will most likely be revealed as true, but we will have to wait for some official confirmation. Given that the movie is set to release next year, we are sure that an announcement is certainly coming if the negotiations go well. Make sure to keep it locked here for when the official Sonic the Hedgehog movie news breaks.
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