You haven’t asked, but if I had to cast Dr Robotnik/Eggman (depending on your preference), I’d see the potentials range somewhere between Brian Blessed, John Malkovich and Mike Myers. Turns out those choices didn’t fit the bill for the minds behind upcoming adaptation of iconic blue blur, Sonic the Hedgehog. Instead, the job of annoying our hero at the end of every act he completes could go to elastifaced funnyman Jim Carrey, if he takes the job.
It’s a shift from Carrey’s usual route of late considering that he hasn’t brought the traditional side-splitting laughs in some time – and that’s not a bad thing. Branching out with the likes of Kick-Ass 2, cop drama Dark Crimes and upcoming dramedy Kidding, a potential showdown with Sonic might reignite the funny flame that he set the world ablaze with, particularly if they stick with the iconic baddie’s bonkers character design.
Eternally at war with SEGA’s poster boy since Sonic’s debut back in 1991, the hedgehog in red and white shoes has thwarted the nefarious plans of Dr. Ivo ‘Eggman’ Robotnik for years leaving the spindly legged, big bellied baddie in the dust on every occasion. A feature length film is an all-new terrain though and details of what it will consist of are still pretty slim. Blending CGI with live-action, first-time director Jeff Fowler will be firing the starting pistol with Patrick Casey, Josh Miller and Oren Uziel scribbling furiously away at a script.
What we do know is that heroic host of Westworld, James Marsden will be getting in on the antics when Carrey potentially curses the heavens for the creation that little blue prickly fella. There’s still no telling of who will voice the titular hero but it’ll have to be someone with a mouth as fast as Carrey’s should he take the role. We can only wait to see what happens when Sonic the Hedgehog hits cinemas (never thought I’d type that) in November 15, 2019.