Jim Carrey Is In Talks To Play Dr. Robotnik In The New 'Sonic The Hedgehog' Movie

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Jim Carrey may play Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie.

</div> </div> <p>It appears that <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm" rel="nofollow">Jim Carrey</a> is in talks with Paramount to play <a href="http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Doctor_Eggman" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Doctor_Eggman" rel="nofollow">Dr. Robotnik</a> in the upcoming <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3794354/" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3794354/" rel="nofollow">live-action <em data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3794354/">Sonic the Hedgehog</em> movie</a>.</p> <p>According to <a href="https://deadline.com/2018/06/jim-carrey-sonic-the-hedgehog-villain-robotnik-1202419887/" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://deadline.com/2018/06/jim-carrey-sonic-the-hedgehog-villain-robotnik-1202419887/" rel="nofollow">Deadline</a>, Jim Carrey may end up playing the villain Dr. Robotnik from the classic and much-loved <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog" rel="nofollow"><em data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog">Sonic the Hedgehog</em></a> games in the new live-action film.</p> <p>Following the news that this&nbsp;<em>Sonic the Hedgehog</em>&nbsp;film adaptation will become some kind of <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2018/06/18/the-upcoming-live-action-sonic-the-hedgehog-movie-already-sounds-cringeworthy/" target="_self">cringeworthy buddy cop movie</a>, the addition of Carrey here kind of makes sense.</p> <p> </p> <p>Admittedly, it’s completely wrong as per the villain from the games but I don’t think Hollywood has evolved far enough yet to quite realize that.</p> <p>Dr. Robotnik isn’t really a zany character and unless Carrey is allowed to go full-on creepy, which I doubt will happen as this looks to be a movie probably aimed at kids, then this is yet another thing that the movie will get wrong.</p> <p>To be fair, Dr. Robotnik isn’t that much of a vocal villain in the original games and is more of a presence rather than anything else. However, it’s pretty clear that this movie is already going to deviate quite a lot from what fans will recognize as <em>Sonic the Hedgehog</em>.</p>

<p>I suppose I should give the benefit of the doubt here to Carrey, who is a very capable actor, I just feel that Paramount and the team behind this will let him down and come up with a bizarre interpretation of what Sonic’s nemesis should be like.</p> <p>This live-action <em>Sonic the Hedgehog</em> movie adaptation will be released sometime next year.</p> <p><em>Follow me on <a href="https://twitter.com/Cacophanus/" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://twitter.com/Cacophanus/" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/cacophanus" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.facebook.com/cacophanus" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/Cacophanus" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.youtube.com/user/Cacophanus" rel="nofollow">YouTube</a>. I also manage <a href="http://www.mechadamashii.com" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:http://www.mechadamashii.com" rel="nofollow">Mecha Damashii</a> and do toy reviews over at <a href="http://www.hobbylink.tv/members/ollie/" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:http://www.hobbylink.tv/members/ollie/" rel="nofollow">hobbylink.tv</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Read my Forbes blog <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/" target="_self">here</a>.</em></p>” readability=”42.5290023202″>

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Jim Carrey may play Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie.

It appears that Jim Carrey is in talks with Paramount to play Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

According to Deadline, Jim Carrey may end up playing the villain Dr. Robotnik from the classic and much-loved Sonic the Hedgehog games in the new live-action film.

Following the news that this Sonic the Hedgehog film adaptation will become some kind of cringeworthy buddy cop movie, the addition of Carrey here kind of makes sense.

Admittedly, it’s completely wrong as per the villain from the games but I don’t think Hollywood has evolved far enough yet to quite realize that.

Dr. Robotnik isn’t really a zany character and unless Carrey is allowed to go full-on creepy, which I doubt will happen as this looks to be a movie probably aimed at kids, then this is yet another thing that the movie will get wrong.

To be fair, Dr. Robotnik isn’t that much of a vocal villain in the original games and is more of a presence rather than anything else. However, it’s pretty clear that this movie is already going to deviate quite a lot from what fans will recognize as Sonic the Hedgehog.

I suppose I should give the benefit of the doubt here to Carrey, who is a very capable actor, I just feel that Paramount and the team behind this will let him down and come up with a bizarre interpretation of what Sonic’s nemesis should be like.

This live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie adaptation will be released sometime next year.

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