Earlier today, Twitter user SEGAbits posted this "rumored" photo of Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik in the new live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Polygon has confirmed that this photo is indeed true as they have already seen trailers for the movie.
But there’s no rumor about it. Polygon can confirm that that’s Robotnik as seen in footage from previously screened trailers for Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s legit. Reportedly, Robotnik’s look will change over the course of the film, with the leaked image representing the villain at his most normal.
The official trailer is set to be released tomorrow (4/30/2019) and the movie is slated to hit movie theaters November 9th, 2019.
Here is Jim’s haircut he posted on Instagram, citing it was for the role of Robotnik. This cut matches the rumored trailer image. pic.twitter.com/LmFDZFsvT7— SEGAbits (@SEGAbits) April 29, 2019
If you told 10 year old me Jim Carrey was playing Dr Robotnic in a Sonic movie I would've had a fucking stroke.— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) April 29, 2019
Dr. Robotnik is looking like Dr. Horrible's cool uncle pic.twitter.com/ufQH2bY666— Jason (@CorgCube) April 29, 2019
dr. robotnik look like a dude who made an unpopular new wave concept album about max headroom after he got kicked out of devo pic.twitter.com/u8Ja7lIYcm— DCFUTURE (@topherflorence) April 29, 2019
I can’t wait to see Sonic the Hedgehog and this new depiction of Dr Robotnik. Not a man scorned, a dark tragic past, or secretly trying to help. No.— new MORRIGAN who dis (@LaughingTrendy) April 29, 2019
Look at that mustache.
This man just wants to
Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik is either going to be unspeakably awful or comedy gold there is no in between pic.twitter.com/1IWnR9kSl9— Christoffer Frank (@chrisfrank024) April 29, 2019
Dr Robotnik meets Sonic for the first time (Sonic the Hedgehog, 2019) pic.twitter.com/6I8nF309gT— PLATE STEALER (@mhfoto_) April 29, 2019
Me reacting to the Dr. Robotnik reveal pic.twitter.com/wsq7AY0IB6— PKMN Trainer Mac10 (@Mac10Pkm) April 29, 2019
Oh, I just saw what Jim Carrey looks like in the Sonic Movie as Dr Robotnik. pic.twitter.com/nkIIKsB4ol— Into the McQueenverse! (@McQueenDraws) April 29, 2019
Somebody PLEASE tell me dis isn't Dr. Robotnik. PLEASE. For the love of ALL dat is holy. pic.twitter.com/pGZDZzrQ8s— TASK the Ol’ Nerdy Bastard (@UpToTASK) April 29, 2019
Check out the poster teaser for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.