Photo: National Post

No one plays absurd villains as well as Jim Carrey.

Carrey is set to dust off his villainous boots for the character Doctor Eggman (aka Robotnik) in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, alongside James Marsden. The Hollywood Reporter noted that Carrey was in the final rounds of negotiations for the role. Considering the 2019 movie based on the SEGA video game is a slightly bizarre-sounding mix of CGI and live action, it will be interesting to see how Robotnik’s characteristics are brought to life, such as the destruction of his robotic suit whenever he’s defeated, which includes it literally just falling to pieces.

Given that Deadpool director, Tim Miller is at the helm of the movie, we’re excited to see how it all plays out when a trailer is released.

h/t Slash Film

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Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet is an assistant editor at Adventure Publishing Group. She enjoys nerding out for articles on the Pop Insider, crafting weekly toy reviews for the Toy Insider and contributes to the trade magazines the Toy Book and the Licensing book. When Xandra isn't writing or attending conventions, she's dancing around her room in Supergirl cosplay, jammin' out to Britney Spears. She once had to stash her lightsaber behind a bush at the Rogue One premiere because the theater had a lame 'no Kyber crystal weapons' policy. Her friends insist that she's the poster child for Gryffindor because she's staunch in her beliefs and recklessly tries to change the world. You can follow her wild adventures on Twitter @stakingmyheart or glimpse her massive collection of selfies on Instagram @dontgostakinmyheart