Jim Carrey will reprise his role as the mad scientist and villain in Sonic 3, the movie.
The news comes despite the fact that (and there will be spoilers here) the second film in the series ended with Dr. Robotnik falling from a giant robot to the ground, a potentially fatal fall. However, in the film’s post-credits scene, it is revealed that Dr. Robotnik’s body has not been found, setting the stage for Sonic’s main antagonist to make a dramatic return.
Sonic’s success in theaters
The combined worldwide box office of Sonic the movie and Sonic 2, the movie It amounts to $870.8 million, hence the enthusiasm of Paramount, the studio behind the video game adaptations, for another installment of the franchise.
The studio is also making a spin-off series, “Knuckles’”which will premiere in Paramount+.
Carrey’s return was teased on social media and the makers of “Sonic” released a teaser that included Dr. Robotnik’s signature laugh.
Jeff Fowler, who oversaw the first two films, returns as director of the latest sequel. Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara and Hitoshi Okuno will produce the film, which will be released in theaters on December 19, 2024.
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