The title reveal for the third Sonic the Hedgehog film was published by Paramount Pictures early Friday, amid a report that actor Jim Carrey will reprise his role as Doctor Robotnik for the film.
The short clip was uploaded by the studio on social media to drum up hype for the movie’s December release. Fans heard what was presumed to be a rendition of Crush 40’s “Live and Learn,” followed by a brief laugh from Doctor Robotnik.
At the same time, industry publication Variety reported that Doctor Robotnik will return in the 2024 film, as actor Jim Carrey was confirmed to reprise his role. The decision was made despite Carrey’s previously-announced plans to retire.
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At the end of the second Sonic movie, Shadow the Hedgehog was discovered in an abandoned lab, still left in stasis after Project Shadow’s termination 50 years ago. While Robotnik has disappeared, Agent Stone picked up on the details, which set the stage for Shadow’s release.
Sonic 3 is expected to adapt the events of Sonic Adventure 2 on the big screen, and to be released in December 2024.