The internet was rocked a couple of months ago when it was announced that the role of Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming live-action movie of Sonic The Hedgehog would be going to Hollywood veteran and king of comedy, Jim Carrey.
It was confirmed at a panel at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, with Carrey joining the likes of Ben Schwartz (who’s reportedly the voice of Sonic), as well as James Marsden.
Smash-cut to now and the internet has just received brand-new images reportedly from the set thanks to Twitter user, YVRShoots.
Who would win? pic.twitter.com/hmD2WNmlYE
— Boomsayter (@Boomsayter) September 18, 2018
According to the Twitter page, the following image shows a very – ahem -unusual-looking Dr. Robotnik/Eggman speaking to James Marsden and obviously the internet had a lot to say.
Let me guess, this movie is gonna be about a kid living in an ordinary town with a pet hedgehog who accidentally takes drugs and everything around him changes into the green hill zone and his hedgehog turns into Sonic.
— Ian Bush (@ianhbush) September 17, 2018
“Let me guess, this movie is gonna be about a kid living in an ordinary town with a pet hedgehog who accidentally takes drugs and everything around him changes into the green hill zone and his hedgehog turns into Sonic,” one user joked.
Another added: “That’s not Dr. Eggman. That’s Dr. Light!”
Multiple sources began to report the leaked images as real, but thankfully it seems like it’s been disproven by none other than YVRShoots, who’s since removed the original tweet.
Not Jim Carrey. This is actor Frank C Turner with James Marsden as the Green Hills Sheriff. Ladysmith is rife with rumours that Jim Carrey is in town for the shoot but I haven’t seen him yet.
— YVRShoots (@yvrshoots) September 18, 2018
After receiving some backlash for the tweet, YVRShoots deleted the image in question and tweeted: “Not Jim Carrey. This is actor Frank C Turner with James Marsden as the Green Hills Sheriff.
“Ladysmith is rife with rumours that Jim Carrey is in town for the shoot but I haven’t seen him yet.”
Sonic fans can breathe a sigh of relief – Dr. Eggman/Robotnik is yet to make an appearance, but this bearded person? Not him!
We’re now hearing the actor reported earlier as Jim Carrey in the Sonic movie may be Frank C. Turner. Mr. Turner is not listed on IMDB as part of the movie, but @AmandaFlagg shared the info, stating that she knows someone on the set. If this is Mr. Turner, his role is unclear. pic.twitter.com/XItVj0Ei3J
— GoNintendoTweet (@GoNintendoTweet) September 18, 2018
Check out some of the hilarious first reactions and let us know what you think! What do you want to see from the iconic Sonic villain and will you be checking this movie out when it releases?
Imagine they cast an egg as Eggman.
— The Sean (@TheRiotActSean) September 18, 2018