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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ leak reveals Jim Carrey as Robotnik



Joseph Knoop

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 29, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 1:43 pm CDT

Eggman seems to have lost some weight.

The first image of Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie has leaked, and like any lifelong fans of a furry blue dude with attitude, the internet has opinions.

The leaked image comes via @SEGAbits, a fan-operated SEGA news account. We see Carrey sporting a red jacket, a bushy mustache, and aviator goggles, all while seemingly piloting some sort of machine or aircraft.

Don’t worry, we’re just as confused. Historically, the game and cartoon evil genius known as Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik has been far more rotund, and Jim Carrey looks positively svelte. Typically, he also has a shiny bald head, but Carrey is sporting a nicely groomed head of hair. The same @SEGAbits account also posted a picture of Carrey allegedly from his Instagram (although Daily Dot was unable to find this exact image) showing Carrey’s haircut, which matches the leaked image.

Birth.Movies.Death editor Scott Wampler later confirmed the image, noting he had seen it in a privately revealed trailer during CinemaCon earlier this month. Wampler described the character as “late 90’s Jim Carrey mode,” which puts him right around The Truman Show and The Cable Guy.

Of course, the internet couldn’t let this go without a few quotable reactions. First off, the comparisons of Carrey’s Robotnik to other infamously evil geniuses:


Plenty of folks think Carrey’s Robotnik will take a turn for the worse at some point in the film, and perhaps grow a belly and lose all his hair.

According to @SEGAbits, a trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog will drop on Tuesday, and you can bet we’ll be there to watch it. Lord let there be enough Chaos Emeralds to make this movie good.

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*First Published: Apr 29, 2019, 3:39 pm CDT