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Jim Carrey Reacts To Sonic The Hedgehog CGI Movie Controversy

"Ownership of anything is going out the window for all of us."


The past few months for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie have been a trying one for everyone involved in the film. Now, Jim Carrey--who plays antagonist Dr. Ivo Robotnik in the upcoming 2020 film--has given his take on all of this.

During the Television Critics Association presentation for Carrey's Showtime series Kidding, the actor opened up for the first time about the controversy.

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He discussed fans loving these characters since they were children and claiming ownership of them. "I don't know quite how I feel about the audience being in on the creation of it. We'll see what that entails because sometimes you find that the collective consciousness decides it wants something and then when it gets it, 'I just wanted it, I didn't care about it. I just jumped on the bandwagon,'" Carrey explained. "Ownership of anything is going out the window for all of us."

The first trailer was released in May, and after fan backlash about the titular character's look, director Jeff Fowler announced the character would be getting redesigned, which ended up pushing back the movie to a 2020 release. This has been the first time that a major studio has given in to fan backlash after the release of a trailer.

Sonic the Hedgehog is voiced by Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) and features Carrey as Dr. Robotnik. James Marsden (Westworld) plays a state trooper who catches onto Sonic's super speed. Obviously, both Marsden's character and Sonic are trying to stop the evil Robotnik. Sonic's new release date is February 14, 2020.

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