Sonic Movies 'Wouldn't Even Try' To Replace Jim Carrey If He Retires

But producers are confident that Jim Carrey loves playing Dr. Robotnik enough to want to return.

The Sonic movies "wouldn't even try" to replace Jim Carrey if the iconic actor decides to follow through on his decision to retire.

Speaking at the Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Movie "blue carpet" event hosted by IGN, producer Neal Moritz agreed with the statement that it's not possible to fill Carrey's shoes in the role of the villainous Dr. Robotnik.

"No, we wouldn't even try," Moritz said as fellow producer Toby Ascher voiced agreement.

Carrey recently revealed that he is considering retiring from acting after Sonic the Hedgehog 2, saying, "I have enough. I've done enough. I am enough."

Sonic's producers, however, are confident that Carrey will return for another movie. And if he does, they say, he will be welcomed back with open arms.

"Jim Carrey is always a member of the Sonic family and he will always have a place in these movies and TV shows as long as he'd like to be around. We love Jim and he's so special, and what he does with Robotnik is so incredible, we would love him as long as he would like to be there with us," Ascher said.

"I have a feeling that he loves Robotnik so much that I don't think he'll be able to walk away from that," Moritz added.

Sega and Paramount already have big plans for follow-ups to Sonic 2 including sequels and a spin-off series starring Idris Elba. One way or another, the "Sonic Cinematic Universe" will be moving ahead.

In the meantime, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases on April 8. You can read our review here, where we discuss how Carrey goes "even bigger as Robotnik continues to lose his marbles."


Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.

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