As weird as this sounds, Jim Carrey’s portrayal of the villain Robotnik in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (opening in one week!) could be the very last appearance from him in an acting role. Mr. Carrey implied as much during an interview with Access Hollywood that aired this week.
We’ve been hearing the rumors for months. Sega and Paramount were working together on a Sonic movie. It wouldn’t be animated, it would be live-action with a “realistic” CG Sonic. Said CG Sonic would be designed completely differently from how he looks in the games. Jim Carrey would play Robotnik/Eggman, in his trademark manner. “Gangsta’s Paradise” would be used in the trailer.
We weren’t worried about the Sonic movie until now. Deadline reports a new casting decision: Jim Carrey has been given the job of Dr. Eggman, AKA Dr. Robotnik for you 90s kids.