The live-action “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie has an “Ace” up its sleeve!!

It seems that the folks behind the upcoming live-action/CG hybrid “Sonic the Hedgehog” are showing their hand. Reported by Deadline Hollywood on Friday, comedian Jim Carrey, who for his iconic role as “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, has been chosen to portray the villain Dr. Eggman.

Jim Carrey is known for his iconic comedy roles in the films “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, “The Mask”, “Liar Liar”, “Dumb and Dumber” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” He has been cast to portray the villain Edward Nygma aka The Riddler in “Batman Forever” opposite Val Kilmer’s portrayal of Batman. Carrey last starred in “Dark Crimes” and “Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond.” He is currently producing the Showtime series “I’m Dying up here.” Jim spends his time painting and sketching as well.

Jim Fowler makes his directorial debut with “Sonic the Hedgehog” set for a November 15, 2019 release date. Westwood star James Mardsen and Tika Sumpter will also star in the film. Sony Pictures and Marza Planet Entertainment are working on the film based on Sega’s speedy mascot.

Sonic the Hedgehog debuted on the Sega Genesis in 1991 as a rival for Nintendo’s Super Mario. The success of his first game led to several sequels, crossover titles with former rival Mario and made Sonic one of the most recognizable characters in gaming. Sonic has also appeared in other media such as animated series and comic book series declared by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest running comic based on a video game.

Source: Deadline Hollywood