Jim Carrey’s rise to cinematic comedy stardom came in some of the most high energy comedy characters to ever hit the ’90s and considering the craziness of that era, that is saying something. From The Mask to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar to Dumb and Dumber, so many of us grew up on this sublime brand of crazy. And we love it!
So it was particularly gratifying, after a fair few years of varying projects, to see Carrey back to his old self in the villainous role of Dr. Robotnik in the two smash hit Sonic The Hedgehog movies, based of Sega’s beloved speedster. However, his future in the role (and acting) was cast into doubt after the second film, when Carrey suggested he was retiring in a talk with Access Hollywood.
Well thankfully, the world domination playlist will keep on rolling, because Carrey is indeed stepping back onto the big screen, and donning the moustache again as the tech-wielding menace in this year’s Sonic the Hedgehog 3, releasing on December 20th.
Director Jeff Fowler’s third film in the series, already has folks excited with the appearance of the character of Shadow, but with Carrey confirmed officially by the recent teaser (via his cackling villain laugh). We now have even more reason to celebrate and go running back to cinemas this Christmas!