Sonic the Hedgehog Movie: Jim Carrey Talks Reshoots and Feeling ‘Out of Control’ – IGN


Actor Jim Carrey, who plays doctor Robotnik in the upcoming live-actionSonic The Hedgehog movie, has commented on what he calls the “collective consciousness” that led to filmmakers agreeing to re-do the controversial CGI design for Sonic.Carrey was at the annual Television Critics Association meeting to discuss the second season of his Showtime series Kidding. There, he was asked what he thought about the way social media led to the makers behind the upcoming live-action Sonic movie to change the controversial design of Sonic.

“I don’t know quite how I feel about the audience being in on the creation of it while it’s happening,” Carrey says. “So, we’ll have to see what that entails, because sometimes you find that the collective consciousness decides it wants something, and then when it get it, it goes, ‘Okay. I just wanted it. I didn’t care about it. I just jumped on the bandwagon’ or whatever.”

The first trailer for thelive-action Sonic The Hedgehog moviewas released earlier this year, and the reactions to Sonic’s CGI design was almostuniversally negative. Fans were already worried about Sonic’s design even before the trailer was released thanks to early posters and ads that made even Sonic’s shadowed outline look, well, weird.

In May, movie director Jeff Fowler announced thatSonic will be redesignedafter receiving feedback from fans.Sonic The Hedgehogwas also delayed from its original November 8 release date, toFebruary 14, 2020.

Carrey says that, “as far as something like a ‘Sonic’ character, that’s something people have a sense of ownership from their childhood,” but says a rise of AI powered deep fakes that create fake content using real actors’ likenesses has him “feeling out of control of the process.”

We haven’t seen what Sonic’s redesign looks like yet, but Fowler says he’s“excited”about the redesign. The film’s producers also say they think fans willlike Sonic’s revised look, but we’ll withhold any judgment until the redesign is released.Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN. You can reach him onTwitter.

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