Jim Carrey “directed” a new “Sonic The Hedgehog” spin-off comic.
The 60-year-old actor reprises his role as Dr Robotnik in the upcoming big-screen sequel based on the hugely popular video game franchise, and he’s been heavily involved in the story of a new comic book linking the two films.
In a series of tweets, author Kiel Phegley – who also wrote the official 2020 film novelisation – wrote: “This thing is an absolute monster. Five stories with artwork from @SpiritSonic, @yardleyart and @ Adam Bryce Thomas.
“That’s like saying I wrote a Spider-Man comic and they hired John Romita, Jr., Mark Bagley and Alex Saviuk to draw it. It’s CRAZY how much chance to work with this team.
“Big thanks to @IDW_David_M and @rileysauruss for bringing me on board to do this.
“I’ll be honest with you all…at this point in my career, I never thought I’d ever get the chance to do legit four-color comics. It was fun! I think that I will do it Continued!
“If you need some extra incentive to order a copy of Sonic The Hedgehog 2: The Official Pre-Quill Movie Comic, Robotnik’s story was led by the absolute GOAT Mr. @JimCarrey! That’s really weird. (sic)”
Meanwhile, film studio Paramount has confirmed that work on the upcoming third film in the film series is already underway even before the second is released, while a live-action spin-off is also in the works.
In a recent statement, Sega Corporation CEO Haruki Satomi said, “We are thrilled to announce that the third ‘Sonic’ theatrical film and first ‘Sonic’ live-action series for Paramount+ are actively in development.
“We have a wonderful partnership with Paramount, and we’re excited to continue to grow the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise with them.
“2022 is shaping up to be a big year for the franchise with the second film releasing in April, as well as the highly anticipated video game title ‘Sonic Frontiers’ coming this holiday.
“‘Sonic’ has been loved by fans around the world for over 30 years and we look forward to continuing to provide them with memorable moments and experiences for many years to come.”