Jim Carrey To Play The Villain in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Movie
Jim Carrey is in negotiation to take on the role of the villain in the upcoming live-action/CGI adaptation of the classic Sega video game Sonic The Hedgehog. According to Deadline, he will play Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. If negotiations go well, Carrey will join James Marsden and Tika Sumpter, who have already joined the cast of the film.
As many of you already know, Dr. Robotnik is a rotund mad scientist who plans to conquer the world in order to build his own Eggman Empire. Of course Sonic The Hedgehog always ruins his evil plans.
It seems like the kind of role that Carrey would have a fun time playing because the character is such an over the top villain. He's kind of the perfect actor to take on the role and it will be interesting to see how Carrey and the director, Jeff Fowler, end up bringing the character to life for the film.
I would love for this movie to turn out great. I like the cast that they are bringing together, but I'm afraid that it will just end up being like those crappy Smurf films. Live-action/CGI hybrid films, don't tend to end up being very good.
Maybe Sonic The Hedgehog will work, though! What do you think about Carrey taking on the role of Doctor Eggman?