As fans eagerly await the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, the potential return of Jim Carrey as Doctor Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik remains a hot topic of discussion. The actor’s retirement announcement after the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was met with surprise, leaving fans wondering if they would see him reprise the role in the highly anticipated third installment.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere of Renfield, Ben Schwartz, who voices Sonic, shed some light on the matter. When asked about Carrey’s potential return, Schwartz revealed that the crew is still uncertain, but expressed his hope that the entire cast would be involved in the threequel.
Carrey’s performance as Eggman in the first Sonic movie was widely praised, marking a comeback for the actor who also received critical acclaim for his work in the Showtime series Kidding. Furthermore, Eggman has long been an iconic villain in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, and fans are eager to see Carrey’s portrayal of the character once again.
Producers Neal H. Moritz and Toby Ascher are reportedly working to persuade Carrey to return, emphasizing the importance of a well-written script. However, if Carrey does not return, they have confirmed that the role will not be recast.
As Sonic the Hedgehog 3 continues its development, fans are left to speculate whether Carrey will return to reprise his role, or if the threequel will take a different direction. One thing is for sure – with the film’s release date set for December 20, 2024, the countdown has officially begun.