SALT LAKE CITY — A live-action "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie is on its way, and this week fans got what is rumored to be a leaked image of Jim Carrey starring as the film’s villain Dr. Robotnik.
The rumor has some validity, as a few fans have pointed out on social media.
Can confirm that'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". https://t.co/t0HHJzy43s— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) April 29, 2019
An image of Carrey has been circulating that shows him sporting a haircut similar to the one pictured in the image.
Here is Jim’s haircut he posted on Instagram, citing it was for the role of Robotnik. This cut matches the rumored trailer image. pic.twitter.com/LmFDZFsvT7— SEGAbits (@SEGAbits) April 29, 2019
If this really is a picture of Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, it’s got some fans really excited and others really confused.
First problem, this doesn't look like Robotnik, it just looks like Jim Carrey with a stupid mustache, because that's what it is. Second problem, why are they making this movie. pic.twitter.com/PbcK3MTMAt— ️ Desperado D. Mayor ️ (@Overmayor) April 29, 2019
Robotnik about to destroy this rural town for not having craft beer and mustache wax https://t.co/EP0bfaRd4z— Mr. Feel #CharlottaGang (@mrfeelswildride) April 29, 2019
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
It’s official: we are living in the age of hot Jafar and sexy Robotnik. https://t.co/TJXijXaBar— Peach Saliva (@PeachSaliva) April 29, 2019
Robotnik looks like a Spy Kids villain pic.twitter.com/fre2RrZsNZ— maximum penetration (@ToyboxCreature) April 29, 2019
That looks awesome ngl— ToonexMedia (@ToonexMediq) April 29, 2019
Why does Dr. Robotnik look like he's about to sell me a frozen pizza? pic.twitter.com/Hwsf24FeIy— Eden Black (@edenblack_txt) April 29, 2019
“Sonic the Hedgehog” is expected to drop on Nov. 8, 2019. If rumors can be believed, we’ll see the first trailer for the film Tuesday.