Despite previous suggestions of retirement, Jim Carrey is confirmed to reprise his role as Dr. Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, according to Variety. The 62-year-old actor will once again portray the iconic antagonist in the third installment of the Sonic franchise, directed by Jeff Fowler, with a scheduled release date of December 20.
Alongside Carrey, Ben Schwartz will continue to star as the beloved character Sonic the Hedgehog. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming action-packed film:
Following Jim Carrey’s portrayal as Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the actor’s return comes after discussions about his potential retirement from acting.
Fans witnessed Dr. Robotnik’s dramatic fall from a colossal robot in the previous film, but a post-credits scene hinted at his resurgence, leaving his fate uncertain. Sonic the Hedgehog and its sequel collectively amassed a global box office revenue of $870.8 million, showcasing the enduring popularity of the franchise.
In addition to Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Paramount+ is developing a spin-off series titled Knuckles, expanding the Sonic universe. The studio’s commitment to the character extends to various video game adaptations, with Sony PlayStation recently confirming the release of Sonic X Shadow Generations in Fall 2024.
Carrey’s return was teased on social media with a teaser featuring Dr. Robotnik’s iconic laughter, building anticipation for Sonic 3. The film is being produced by Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, and Hitoshi Okuno.
While details about Sonic the Hedgehog 3 remain scarce, the cast includes Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Miles “Tails” Prower, Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna, James Marsden as Tom Wachowski, Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski, and Lee Majdoub as Agent Stone.