Canadian actor Jim Carrey, known for roles in films such as ‘The Mask’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber’, is reported to be all set to play Sonic the Hedgehog’s rival, Dr. Robotnik, in an upcoming film.

Deadline reported that Carrey had been in talks to play Sonic’s adversary in the upcoming live-action/CGI adaptation of Sega’s classic game series. Actor James Marsden is set to play as Sonic the Hedgehog, known in his games for his quick speed and high energy.

Jim Carrey's about to make it really hard to hate Dr. Robotnik in Sonic The Hedgehog's upcoming film https://t.co/eIQJLokVf0 pic.twitter.com/pMcuRW9klL

— Pocket Gamer (@PocketGamer) July 7, 2018

Dr. Robotnik, or ‘Eggman’ as he is referred to in recent games because of his egg-shaped figure, is an evil scientist who is always scheming on world domination while wearing a red, black, and yellow suit. However, he is most recognized for his ridiculously large mustache and bald head.

ICYMI, Jim Carrey could be joining the #SonicTheHedgehog movie as Dr. Robotnik https://t.co/GCBxWm0zjc pic.twitter.com/ksWvI51ctX

— Nerdist (@nerdist) July 3, 2018

Tim Miller, who worked on the film Deadpool, will be the executive producer on the production, which is set for a release on November 28, 2019.

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The film will be directed by Jeff Fowler, who is known for working on the animated children’s film, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and for earning an Oscar nomination for an animated short, ‘Gopher Broke’.

For Carrey, this film will be a return to lighthearted, fun roles after a long hiatus from the film industry.

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Jim Carrey in 2010.Wiki Commons