We’ve been discussing the matter over the last few months and still witness many, and much, different opinions about the redesign of the incoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, but what does Jim Carrey, who plays Dr. Eggman, about that?
Speaking about the matter at 2019 Television Critics Association summer press tour, via EW, Carrey said that he has mixed feelings and is still a bit undecided about what he should think of it, mainly because there’s a fear about the authorial view people at Hollywood (and anywhere) are paid to express in their entertainment works.
“All I know is, just like everything else in our world, we’re feeling out of control of the process,” Carrey said. “We do what we can do, and then technology is going to have its way, and people’s opinions are going to have their way. And who knows what that’s going to turn into?.”
He added that “I believe in auteurs, and I believe in creatives. I believe in having them do it. As far as something like a Sonic character, that’s something people have a sense of ownership from their childhood. So, of course, they’re going to get involved if they can. We’ll see if it’s a good thing or a bad thing.”
So, his position is to wait and see, and he even stressed that he’s done what he had to do in terms of work on the movie, and now it’s about time that things get in motion on other things of the production. Sure enough, it’ll be essential to see how people react to the redesign of the character and ultimately how the movie performs at the theatres, as this will tell us a lot about redesigning stuff to adapt to people’s tastes.