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What Is Jim Carrey's Next Movie?

Jim Carrey has been making moviegoers laugh since he made a name for himself in the comedy genre with films like "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Mask," "Dumb and Dumber," and "Liar Liar" in the '90s. Since then, he's starred in countless hilarious films that highlight his physical comedy prowess and ability to transform into the most over-the-top characters.

His unique methods as an actor are explored in the 2017 Netflix documentary "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond," which chronicles his extreme commitment to portraying Andy Kaufman in the 1999 film "Man on the Moon." While some viewers were shocked by Carrey's intensity, many praised his ability to stay in character. His devotion to each character he portrays is one of the many reasons he's such a widely beloved actor.

His latest film, "Sonic the Hedgehog," was praised particularly for his delightfully maniacal portrayal of the mad scientist Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. In an uncharacteristic turn, Carrey will be reprising the villainous character in his next movie.

Jim Carrey returns as Dr. Robotnik in Sonic 2

While many of Jim Carrey's films are major successes, the actor has a reputation for rarely starring in sequels. In fact, he's only done two sequels in his prolific career: "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" in 1995 and "Dumb and Dumber To" in 2014. However, he's breaking that rule to return for "Sonic the Hedgehog 2."

The film's director Jeff Fowler told IGN that Carrey genuinely enjoys playing Dr. Robotnik and thrives on having creative control.

"He's an actor; he loves transforming himself as a character and really getting into the role," he told the outlet, explaining that Carrey got to push even more boundaries in the sequel. "And Jim just had a blast with that, just loves the character, and brings so many ideas to the set everyday. He really just crushed it."

In a February 2020 interview with Syfy, Carrey said it was "incredibly fun" and "incredibly cathartic" to portray such an evil character. "We go through our lives trying to be decent and normal, and stuff like that," he said. "So to have the opportunity to vent is fantastic."

"Sonic the Hedgehog 2" will be in theaters on April 8.