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The third Sonic film has a release date, but will Jim Carrey reprise his role?

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will be released on December 20, 2024.
The third Sonic film has a release date, but will Jim Carrey reprise his role?

The third Sonic the Hedgehog film has a release date: Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles will return to theaters on December 20, 2024 in a film probably titled Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

The series will continue to be released every two years, albeit the third chapter will shift from the springtime launch-pads of the previous two entries to a December holiday period.

This is a show of confidence from Paramount, which was thrilled with Sonic 2’s popularity. The sequel, which was released in April 2022, overtook its predecessor as the most successful video game film of all time. The studio is undoubtedly hoping that the festive family market would provide even better results the third time around.

No information about the cast or creative team has been disclosed. Pat Casey and Josh Miller wrote the preceding two films, which were directed by Jeff Fowler and starring Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Tails, Idris Elba as Knuckles, and James Marsden and Tika Sumpter as Sonic’s “parents.” All can be reasonably expected to return.

The biggest unknown will be Jim Carrey’s role as Doctor Robotnik. After appearing in Sonic 2, the actor told Access Hollywood that he was “fairly serious” about retiring from acting. “I like my quiet life, and I like putting paint on canvas,” he explained. “I also enjoy my spiritual life. And I feel like, and this is something you’ll never hear another celebrity say for the rest of time, I’ve had enough. I’ve had enough. “I am sufficient.”

According to IGN, the film’s producers “wouldn’t even try” to replace Robotnik with another actor, and that “Jim Carrey is always a part of the Sonic family and he’ll always have a place in these movies and TV series as long as he’d like to be around.”

Carrey, who has previously taken long pauses from his profession, has stated that he might consider returning for “some type of script that’s written in gold ink that screams to me that it’s going to be incredibly essential for people to watch.” It’s safe to presume he wasn’t referring about Sonic 3, regardless of its eventual features. However, following the tremendous success of the previous two pictures, Paramount will be eager to spend a fortune to persuade him differently.

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