AceShowbiz - Here's your first look at Dr. Robotnik from "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie. Leaked online via SEGAbits' Twitter page, the photo features Jim Carrey in character as the movie villain, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.
The 57-year-old actor sports a thick mustache, though much less subdued than the original version on the video games and animated series. He also sports a quite normal haircut, in contrary to the character's balding head.
Carrey wears Dr. Robotnik's trademark glasses and red coat, while he's seen sitting inside what looks a cockpit of a ship. Words are, Carrey's Dr. Robotnik's look will change over the course of the film, with the leaked image representing the villain at his most normal.
The leaked image is confirmed to be accurate, as people saw the same version of Carrey's Dr. Robotnik in the footage released at CinemaCon earlier this year. The leak comes ahead of the first official trailer, which is said to be released on Tuesday, April 30.
Though it's said to be not the final transformation of the character, fans can't help noticing how far Carrey's version is different from the original version. "It's official: we are living in the age of hot Jafar and sexy Robotnik," one Twitter user wrote, referring to Marwan Kenzari's villainous character in upcoming live-action "Aladdin".
"Sonic the Hedgehog" movie was previously slammed for its portrayal of the anthropomorphic blue hedgehog. They were surprised by the character's muscular legs and thin layer of fluffy fur that make him look more human.
Executive producer Tim Miller explained at the time why the altered design is necessary, "He's not going to feel like a Pixar character would because I don't think that's the right aesthetic to make it feel like part of our world. I don't think Sega was entirely happy with the eye decision, but these sorts of things you go, 'It's going to look weird if we don't do this.' " Miller went on arguing, "But everything is a discussion, and that's kind of the goal, which is to only change what's necessary and stay true to the rest of it."
The movie features Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, with James Marsden playing a human character named Tom Wachowski, the newly appointed sheriff of Green Hills who befriends Sonic and aids him in his quest to stop Dr. Robotnik. Tika Sumpter is additionally cast as Tom's wife.
Jeff Fowler serves as director with the script written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller and Oren Uziel. The live-action movie is slated for a November 8 release in the United States.