Jim Carrey Confirms His Next Role Is A Video Game Movie

Jim Carrey will play the evil Robotnik in the upcoming Sonic movie.

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As suspected, Jim Carrey will play the evil Robotnik in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie for Paramount. He confirmed this during a Television Critics Association panel attended by The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will mix CG and live-action, and Carrey confirmed that his character will be live-action.

The movie is currently filming in Canada, and one of the first images from the set emerged recently. It shows off a billboard for the iconic Green Hill Zone from the series. In addition to Carey, the movie features James Marsden (Westworld) and Tika Sumpter (Ride Along).

Regarding the plot, producer Neal Moritz revealed to The Wrap that the movie will follow the buddy cop format, where Sonic teams up with a small town cop (Marsden) to stop Eggman.

The Sonic movie is being directed by Jeff Fowler, whose 2005 animated movie Gopher Broke was nominated for an Oscar. The Sonic movie is his first time directing a full-length film. Deadpool 1 director Tim Miller is producing.

The new Sonic movie is set for release on November 19, 2019; it was originally expected to premiere in 2018 before being delayed.

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"In addition to Carey," spelt the man's name wrong.

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He was confirmed for the role literally over a month ago..so a little late I guess.

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I'm getting a terrible Smurfs-Live-Action-Movie vibe from this movie. I really hope it is better.

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Jim Carrey lost whatever it was he had that made him fun to watch.. Maybe this Role could help him get it back, or maybe it'll be another half hearted cash grab performance.. I guess time will tell.. I certainly won't hold my breath for anything more than cash grab..

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Jim Carrey will play the evil Robotnik in the upcoming Sonic movie.

There, article over. If this was the headline, we wouldn't have to needlessly click the link to find out what the article was talking about.

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Live action Robotnik? They better have one hell of a fat suit. Other than that, as long as he's got the mustache and glasses, I can totally see Jim Carrey in the role.

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Between this and Detective Pikachu which will bomb the hardest or be the surprise hit?

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HA! That's perfect!

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I can imagine a future where this movie is good. The people involved seem talented enough.

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Direct-to-Netflix

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Meh.

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The history of combining Sonic with humanoid characters has been stellar.

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@so_hai: well that gotta do something considering Robotnik is a odd shaped human.