Jim Carrey's Mustache Is His Power In Sonic 2 [EXCLUSIVE CLIP]

Screen Rant is proud to exclusively present a behind-the-scenes clip from Sonic The Hedgehog 2, in celebration of the sequel's release on digital and Paramount+ today. Sonic 2 has already has an impressive race to the top, surpassing its predecessor in both the domestic and global box office, while leaving fans excited for more films and shows to follow in the franchise's footsteps.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 follows everyone's favorite blue mammal Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) and his new ally Tails (original voice actress Colleen O'Shaughnessey) as they team up to stop Knuckles (Idris Elba). The mysterious echidna has been recruited by Robotnik (Jim Carrey) to obtain a mystical emerald with the power to destroy civilizations, which of course is something neither Sonic nor his human companions (played by James Marsden, Natasha Rothwell, and Tika Sumpter) would want.

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Amidst all the new characters borrowed from SEGA's highly successful video games, two very important additions stood out in Sonic The Hedgehog 2: Robotnik's upgraded mustache and his iconic Egg Mobile. The return to game form was discussed throughout the interwebs and lauded by audiences everywhere, and star Jim Carrey himself couldn't be more thrilled to get closer to the original Robotnik than ever before.

You can see just how much joy it brought the veteran actor in Screen Rant's exclusive behind-the-scenes clip, which was provided by Paramount:

(What the full clip on YouTube.)

The clip explains how and why Robotnik's mustache grew three sizes like the Grinch's heart, and further explained that it helped Carrey access the character even more this time around. As the actor himself describes it, "The mustache is a manifestation of Robotnik's ego." With a dramatic flourish, he added, "It's a status symbol. It is absolutely his power."

Of course, a man is more than his mustache. He's also his vehicle, and Sonic The Hedgehog 2 spared no expense in upgrading Robotnik's mode of transportation in addition to his look. Not only does the film's villain have new drones to fight with, but he also got his hands on the original Egg Mobile that players will remember from the games. The attention to detail is adapting such an important part of Eggman's character for the big screen is evident, and diehard fans will be able to revisit each of the homages and Easter eggs when rewatching the film either on digital or though physical editions.

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 will be available on Digital May 24 and on 4K, DVD and Blu-ray August 9.

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