Report: Jim Carrey Will Play Dr. Robotnik in the Live-Action Sonic Movie

Report: Jim Carrey Will Play Dr. Robotnik in the Live-Action Sonic Movie

Alrighty then!

Imagine this: Jim Carrey as Dr. Eggman in the upcoming live-action Sonic movie. Sounds rad, yes?

Deadline reports from sources knowledgeable about the project that actor Jim Carrey is in negotiations to play the classic Sonic villain for the feature film adaptation of the Sega video game series.

Paramount film is currently readying a live-action/animation hybrid, Sonic the Hedgehog movie starring Westworld's James Marsden alongside a presumably CGI Sonic the Hedgehog. Carrey, if cast, will play Sonic's longtime enemy Dr. Eggman. It's unknown if Carrey will play a live-action version of the character or voice a CGI character.

Jim Carrey. Source: Wikpedia Commons

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is being directed by Jeff Fowler with Deadpool director Tim Miller serving as one of the producers. The film also recently cast Tika Sumpter opposite Marsden in an undisclosed role.

Sonic the Hedgehog is a long-running video game franchise from Sonic that follows a speedy blue hedgehog as he tries to prevent Dr. Eggman from stealing the Chaos Emeralds. The Sonic games have spanned platformers, racing games, RPGs, and action-adventure games.

Carrey is best known for his roles in comedy films like Dumb and Dumber, The Truman Show, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He's also done more dramatic films like The Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

Read this next

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Nostalgic Gamer

If you're shopping for someone who still finds beauty in cartridges and pixels, have we got a gift guide for you.

Check Out Sega's Surprise Remix of a Classic Sonic Adventure Tune

Maybe don't get your hopes too high that this means anything, though.

This Year's Scariest Halloween Costume? Movie Sonic

Ruin Trick-or-Treating for everyone with one easy purchase!

Sonic the Hedgehog Monopoly Livens Up a Boring Game With High-Stakes Boss Fights

Just behave yourself, because this brave new society won't hesitate to jail a hedgehog.

Sega's Failed Attempts to Mock the Game Boy are Still Funny 30 Years Later

Oh, you like the Game Boy? You probably also like drinking out of the toilet. Enjoy your 12 IQ, dumbass.

More News

"beYOOOOOOOW Beyowwwwwwww:" The Story Behind Sony's Iconic PlayStation Opening Chime

The music that defined a generation. Oh and Nirvana, I guess.