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News surfacing about Paramount Pictures’ Sonic The Hedgehog movie continues to shock and surprise, with the latest development being the Canadian-American actor and comedian, Jim Carrey, is allegedly in talks to take on the role of Sonic’s arch-nemesis, Dr. Robotnik.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Carrey's villainous character would be fittingly hell-bent on achieving world domination. Sonic, along with the help of James Marsden, are presumably out to stop him. It’s also been noted by a writer from Hollywood Reporter that Carrey would be a live-action person in the film, not just voicing the evildoer.

Compared to a recent description of the blue blur’s personality, this latest update about the upcoming live action and computer animation hybrid film sounds a bit more promising. The 56-year-old actor has already played a number of borderline psychotic characters over the years - starring in the 1994 film, The Mask, and taking on the role of The Riddler in Batman Forever in 1995 - making this seem like an appropriate casting choice.

How do you feel about the possibility of Jim Carrey starring in the Sonic movie? Do you think Doctor Eggman being cast as an actual person rather than an animated character will work? Tell us below.