Jim Carrey Will Return as Dr. Robotnik in Sonic 3



  • Jim Carrey is confirmed to return as Dr. Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
  • The first Sonic movie introduced Dr. Robotnik and showed his transformation into the iconic character fans know and love.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will feature the debut of Shadow the Hedgehog, a fan-favorite character from the video games.

Hollywood and comedic icon Jim Carrey will return as Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming video game sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, it has been confirmed. According to Variety, we have not seen the last of the gloriously mustachioed supervillain, with Carrey now all set to reprise the role of the mad scientist. News that should further excite fans of the little super-speedy hedgehog that could.

Carrey first played the role of Dr. Robotnik, aka Doctor Eggman, in the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie back in 2020. Though it took the entire first outing for Carrey to sport the same bald head and mustache look as his pixel counterpart. Directed by Jeff Fowler in his feature directorial debut, the first Sonic the Hedgehog introduces audiences to the Sega icon, who is thrown into the human world and must team up with a town sheriff, Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), to thwart Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik.

The final moments of the first movie see Robotnik banished thanks to Sonic’s use of a warp ring portal, which sends him to the mushroom planet. Going even more mad due to isolation (with nothing but mushrooms for company), this is when he decides to shave his head and grows his mustache out, thus becoming the Dr. Robotnik that fans know and love.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sees Robotnik joining forces with Knuckles the Echidna (Idris Elba), with the final moments finding Robotnik missing. Clearly, he will be found in Sonic 3.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Teases the Debut of Shadow, Confirms December Release Date

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 keeps December release date and teases the arrival of Shadow.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Is Due to Land in Theaters in December

Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is the third installment of the Sonic movies.

Paramount Pictures

Alongside the news of Jim Carrey’s return, the official logo for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 has also been revealed, with the adjoining caption teasing the debut of Shadow the Hedgehog: “You all thought I was gone, but I’ve just been underground. What you’ve seen from me is only a #shadow of things to come…”

Set to be directed once again by Jeff Fowler, and written by Pat Casey, Josh Miller, and John Whittington, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Lee Majdoub, Idris Elba, and Jim Carrey.

While plot details remain under wraps, it has been revealed that the fan-favorite character Shadow the Hedgehog will feature heavily in the plot. The character, who first appeared in the 2001 video game Sonic Adventure 2 and is often depicted as an antihero, was teased during the mid-credits scene at the end of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Along with the secrecy surrounding the plot, we also do not know who will provide the voice of Shadow in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, but fans have several ideas in mind, with the likes of Christian Bale, Jeremy Strong, and John Wick star Keanu Reeves being some of the favorites.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is scheduled to be theatrically released by Paramount Pictures in the United States on December 20, 2024.

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