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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