The look at Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik in the forthcoming Sonic The Hedgehog motion picture has apparently leaked online.
The video game will hit films in big screen adaptation set for release in November 2019, with the titular hero’s voice given by Parks and Recreation’s Ben Schwartz.
While a leaked picture of the hero courted controversy in March, it seems that we’ve now received our first look at Jim Carrey as his ultimate nemesis.
— SEGAbits (@SEGAbits) April 29, 2019
A picture from SEGABits is believed to have begun from a trailer that will arrive today – and it indicates Carrey doing his best to handle the iconic villain.
In the first look, Carrey wears the villain’s recognizable goggles and mustache, although he’s sporting a bit more hair than the traditionally bald bad character. He additionally gives off an impression to be piloting a mysterious craft, with a cityscape being clearly visible in the background.
I get the feeling that Jim Carrey's version of Eggman/Robotnik is going to gain some weight and lose his hair in the inevitable end credits scene. pic.twitter.com/K1M6zXAP5u
— Linkabel (@AbelMunizJr) April 29, 2019
Affirming the veracity of the picture, writer Scott Wampler stated: “It’s real. We saw two trailers at CinemaCon, one which was entirely focused on Carrey as Robotnik. He’s playing the character in what I would describe as ‘late 90’s Jim Carrey mode’.”
While the trailer is yet to arrive, the first publication emerged in late 2018 and drew immediate criticism – with some being decidedly unsure about his rather long legs.