The first official trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 premiered at The Game Awards tonight and with it brought back not only Ben Schwartz' titular hero and his sidekick Tails, but also our first look at the return of Jim Carrey as villain Dr. Robotnik. Carrey's portrayal of the iconic video game villain was a high mark for the original movie and fans made it clear how eager they are to see him in the sequel as he's now sporting a look that's very close to his digital counterpart in the original series. You can find the reactions to the return of Carrey's Eggman below!
Carrey even made a special appearance at The Game Awards in a prerecorded video, delivering an insane little message ahead of the trailer's debut. In addition to his appearance that is much closer to the video game version of Robotnik, the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 trailer also offered a first look at Knuckles the Echnida and confirmed that the iconic Chaos Emerald will play a big part in the sequel. Idris Elba will voice Knuckles in the movie and will work alongside Carrey's Robotnik, at least until the sequel where he'll be a good guy, we assume. Before the trailer played Ben Schwartz introduced it, tellign the audience: "Thank you for continuing to support the blue blur."
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released on April 8, 2022.
That Sonic 2 Movie trailer looks so good! I'm glad they kept the VO for Tails and @idriselba sounds DAMN great as Knuckles!!
Jim Carrey is once again incomparable as Eggman (I want that outfit!)
Anyway... I'll be back tomorrow unless they reveal something groundbreaking— 🎶 He Who Attains 🎙️ (@foxarocious) December 10, 2021
Is that Jim Carrey?! https://t.co/MQNTAJ8bIl— Ms. Gladys (@DarlingVonna) December 10, 2021
#SonicMovie2 Looks absolutely PERFECT!! The chaos emerald, Eggman's new game accurate look, Tails and his original voice actress! Plus the dynamic between Donut Lord and Sonic is back!! KNUCKLES!! This is gonna be fun!! I can't wait!! @sonic_hedgehog @rejectedjokes @JimCarrey -N8 https://t.co/yo6KppEj4I— The N∆TE Before Christmas 🎄 (@Im_Nat_Man) December 10, 2021
also jim carrey’s robotinik looking great af once again— merricat (@treesaulti) December 10, 2021
Jim Carrey Stan account, ya dije. pic.twitter.com/XFfk7Y7bof— Jack Ledger #Batman89|Willem Dafoe Stan Account. (@JackLedger18) December 10, 2021
He's having fun!
I actually love Jim Carrey as Eggman. He’s having so much fun— Gunner Dobbins (@GunnerDobbins) December 10, 2021
Still perfect casting
alright y'know what I'm on board, the first one was at its best when it stopped being so ashamed of what it was and embraced goofy cartoon bullshit, give me more of that
also jim carrey robotnik is still perfect casting https://t.co/VJHUx3sTjG— Mike is endwalkin' here (@MikeLovesRabbit) December 10, 2021
I actually enjoyed the first SONIC movie. And a little bit more of a classic madcap Jim Carrey goes an awfully long way. https://t.co/4qbYiVeXwB— 𝘾𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙧'𝙨 𝘾𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙢𝙖 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙧 🎥🎞🎬 (@CraigKoban) December 10, 2021