Jim Carrey has played many notable roles, but this one would top the charts. Sonic the Hedgehog villain Robotnik was dying to be a movie star. So, if anyone can make his dreams come true, Jim can!
Sonic Speeds to the Big Screen
Paramount is working on a live-action/CGI movie of Sonic the Hedgehog. Carrey is reportedly negotiating the role of the mustached villain, Robotnik. James Marsden and Tika Sumpter are also said to be starring in the film. This video game to film adaptation will be directed by Jeff Fowler and produced by Neal Moritz, Mie Onishi, and Tim Miller. There are talks of the movie coming out in 2019
Where It All Began
Sonic is a beloved character, which has allowed him to stick around for a while. This speedy hedgehog has been collecting rings and fighting villains for years. Sonic the Hedgehog was first released for the Sega Genesis in 1991. There has been an immense amount of Sonic games made, and they continue to come out. Recently, Sonic Forces was released for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.
Also, there have been various Sonic TV shows such as Sonic Boom and Sonic Underground, and the movie Sonic The Hedgehog, which came out in 1999. It seems people soak up all the media forms they can get of this video game character. I don’t blame them; he’s adorable. The whole way through, he’s been battling Dr. Eggman Robotnik, the mad scientist!
Jim Carrey’s career has been long-lived, just like Sonic’s. Some of his most significant roles have been in Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, Ace Ventura,and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Let’s hope he can add the evil Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik to his list of significant roles. Doctor Eggman is one of the main villains of the Sonic games. Likewise, he will be the main antagonist of the upcoming movie. Sonic will have to zoom quite fast to defeat this foe on the big screen!
Is Jim Carrey the Right Choice?
What do you think of the choice of casting, and of the making of the film? Are you planning on catching this live-action adaptation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!