The saga of the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog has been a bizarre one, to say the least. First, we saw his legs. And his legs were a little too buff for our brains to handle. Then, there were the teeth. When the first trailer for the movie debuted, viewers were immediately struck by the hedgehog's strangely human chompers. The outrage -- or maybe horror is a better word -- was so strong that the director Jeff Fowler did something almost unprecedented: He announced that Sonic was getting a redesign. Now, the release date is delayed and we all wait with bated breath to see if the new Sonic is palatable or a new form of nightmare creature out of Sharp Objects fan fiction. (Get it? Teeth?)
Jim Carrey, however, is taking a predictably Zen approach to the idea of a new Sonic. The actor, who plays the mustachioed Dr. Robotnik, was asked about the coming changes to his spiny, fast foe while on a panel for his TV show Kidding at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour. He took the group of gathered reporters on a philosophical journey in which he mused on the nature of ownership in the creative sphere. He also said: "It's either going to be a good thing or a bad thing." Which, fair enough!
Carrey explained that, once he's done his part, he doesn't really concern himself with the rest of the production process, but compared the situation to a "Frankenstein monster."