‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’ Doesn’t Have to Bring Jim Carrey Back (But It Should)

Before sonic the hedgehogin 2020, no one expected the film to be as successful as it has been. Even more, few anticipated just how outstanding Jim Carrey’s performance as Dr. Robotnik would be.

The end of sonic the hedgehog 2, however, leaves her involvement in the upcoming film uncertain. Here’s why Carrey should always come back for sonic the hedgehog 3.

Jim Carrey says he plans to retire soon

Jim Carrey at the premiere of sonic the hedgehog 2 | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Prior to sonic the hedgehogCarrey’s last major studio film was in 2014 Dumb and Dumber To. Still, the actor made a strong comeback as Robotnik, with many hailing him on par with his 1990s roles in movies like Ace Ventura: animal detective and The mask. However, shortly after Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hit theaters, the actor revealed that he was planning to retire from Hollywood.

“I really love my quiet life and I really love putting paint on canvas and I really love my spiritual life and I feel like – and that’s something you might never hear another celeb saying as long as there is time – I’ve had enough. I’ve done enough. I’m enough,” Carrey said in an interview. sonic the hedgehog 2 teasing Shadow the Hedgehog, does the third movie really need Carrey?

Why ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’ Should Still Bring Robotnik Back

Where is the history of the films, sonic the hedgehog 3 can indeed have the luxury of choosing whether or not Robotnik reappears. After all, if he aligns himself with Shadow, the storyline might end up sticking too closely to the plot that united Robotnik with Knuckles (voiced by Idris Elba) in the second movie. So there is an argument against Carrey returning.

However, Shadow’s storyline in video games inevitably puts the Robonik family front and center. After all, according to Sonic News Network – the franchise’s Fandom site – Shadow was created by Gerald Robotnik, grandfather of Carrey’s Ivo Robotnik. It would be a shame if the character’s ties to Sonic’s nemesis remained unexplored. And it would be even worse if it came to light with Carrey’s Robotnik involved, even if it’s in a more limited supporting role.

What We Know About ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’ So Far

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So far, little is known about sonic the hedgehog 3. Movie producers have already claimed that recasting Robotnik for the next movie isn’t even an option. So, it looks like the direction the movie is headed in could largely depend on whether Carrey makes an exception for this project or if he sticks to his retirement plan.

Either way, Ben Schwartz and Colleen O’Shaughnessey – who voice Sonic and Tails, respectively – are definitely returning. And the main human cast, led by James Marsden and Tika Sumpter, is probably a no-brainer too. Likewise, Elba will reprise his role as Knuckles for an upcoming Paramount+ series centered around his character which will return when sonic the hedgehog 3 in theaters December 20, 2024.

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