Here Are The Answers For Dr. Eggman In Future Sonic The Hedgehog Movies And What Would Happen If Jim Carrey Retires


Posted on April 8, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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When watching 2020’s Sonic the Hedgehog and the latest Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opening this weekend, the biggest question is: what is the lifeblood of this film series? Although the starring blue hedgehog takes up the spotlight majority of the film, some will argue Jim Carrey’s performance either equals or outweighs Ben Schwartz’s rendition of Sega’s most famous mascot.

Since the original reveal of the first film, more complaints were weighed heavy on Sonic the Hedgehog rather than Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik. But looking ahead, what is to come for the movie series? So far, Producer Toby Ascher did confirm there will be a greater established “cinematic universe” for Sonic the Hedgehog. However, what about life catching on? Although characters are immortal through the medium, these actors could move on before this finishes.

For instance, Jim Carrey when speaking to Access ahead of the premiere for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 mentions he is retiring. While he has yet to officially retire, it is sooner than many fans would hope.

It depends – if the angels bring some sort of script that’s written in gold ink, that says to me that it’s going to be really important for people to see, I might. I might continue down the road, but I’m taking a break,” he said. Jim added, “I really like my quiet life, and I really love putting paint on canvas, and I really love my spiritual life, and I feel like – and this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists – I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough.

More on the matter of if Carrey was to step away from acting, Sonic the Hedgehog producers Ascher & Neal H. Moritz when speaking to IGN this week also gave their input. “Jim Carrey is always a member of the Sonic family and he will always have a place in these movies and TV shows as long as he’d like to be around,” said Ascher explained.

“I have a feeling that he loves Robotnik so much that that I won’t think he can walk away from that,” Moritz states before agreeing Carrey’s time as the character could not be replaced. Ultimately the pair does suggest that if Carrey was to retire, a successor is not in their playbook to take his role which nods to the character to be written out for future releases.

Interpreting what could come next for the character, Carrey does encourage a fat Dr. Eggman to be his goal for the next movie when talking to Comicbook.com. “Honestly I’ve been lobbying for the fat Eggamn; the big Eggman y’know, kinda thing for a while. But apparently they wanted to show the audience how imperfect my actual body is. I’ve done that now so you never know.”

But entertaining what Jeff Fowler would want to do next, he explained to Comicbook.com that he is interested to tackle a Super Smash Bros. movie if given the chance. But, he does acknowledge the amount of lawyers it would take to make that dream a reality. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you hoping Jim Carrey will remain in acting – at least for Dr. Robotnik?

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