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Kevin Spacey as Doctor Ivo 'Eggman' Robotnik by MZimmer1985 Kevin Spacey as Doctor Ivo 'Eggman' Robotnik by MZimmer1985
Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik: Dr. Ivo Robotnik, better known by the alias Dr. Eggman, is the arch-nemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. The large scientist with an IQ of 300 dreams of dominating the world, but his constant plots to create his Eggman Empire are always thwarted by Sonic and his friends. While the doctor's plans initially consisted of building incredible armies by turning animals into robots and using them to dominate the land, Dr. Eggman's schemes have since branched into much more global threats as he built war machines, used nuclear devices to threaten entire nations, and even relied on mythological and ancient deities bent on destruction to achieve his goals. Eventually, the mad scientist has gone as far as to target the entire universe and cooked up schemes to control time and space itself. While all these plans end in failure thanks to the continued efforts of Sonic and his friends, the mad doctor is somehow always able to slip away from certain death or imprisonment and escape at the last moment, making him a constant threat to the universe and a thorn in Sonic's side.

Kevin Spacey [Notable Works: se7en, Horrible Bosses (film series), House of Cards]: The role of Eggman was written for an actor of Kevin Spacey's status. This is no doubt familiar territory as he's performed roles like this in the past: a sinister industrialist (Jonathan Irons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare), a megalomaniac who wants to build an empire over an existing populace (Lex Luthor in Superman Returns), an absolute psychopath (John Doe in se7en), a duplicitous criminal (Keyzer Soze in The Usual Suspects), a comically domineering corporate tyrant (Dave Harken in Horrible Bosses), and the ruler of our world (Frank Underwood in House of Cards). Plus, he's done voice work before, voicing tyrannical grasshopper Hopper in A Bug's Life (this would be a reunion with Disney if he got the role, and the film studios was my ideal choice to distribute a Sonic the Hedgehog movie). He oozes charisma, comic timing (he's able to appear in lowbrow films while maintaining his tried-and-true acting style), and screen presence. If there's anyone who can top what current Eggman voice actor Mike Pollock has done with the character (I always got Richard Donner-era Lex Luthor vibes from Pollock's portrayal, and Spacey has played that version of Luthor), look no further than Kevin Spacey!

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HyperSonicXdA Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I can see it, but Mike Pollock stills rocks Eggman out of the park and I don't want that to change. :)
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
Oh I think Spacey would do the part just as well as Pollock did, but even better. I hope you saw my clips.
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HyperSonicXdA Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Can't watch them right now, but I've seen a few episodes of House of Cards. It works, but Pollock is just so engrained in my head. 
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ZeDocterIzVellArmed Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Says Modern Warfare in the description XD I'm sorry, but I love the series too much to not notice that.
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
Okay.

So what do you think of this casting choice, if you're aware that this is that?
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ZeDocterIzVellArmed Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect, really. Spacey does a perfect job as the main bad guy. Regardless of franchise
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
Thanks!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive.
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A-Dawg13 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 26, 2017
Interesting, that actually doesn't sound bad...  Though personally, I've thought Brian Cranston would be great for the role.
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
You need to watch Superman Returns and Horrible Boss - and play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - to see where I'm coming from.
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A-Dawg13 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
Well I have seen Superman Returns, but it's been a while. Anyway, I don't disagree with you. I still personally think Brian Craston would be awesome in the role, but I'm sure Kevin Spacey could do a really good job as well. I've also thought about Jeff Bridges as Dr. Eggman, but he might end up coming off too similar to Obadiah/Iron Monger from the first Iron Man movie...
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
Well, Superman Returns had a hand in this, but there was also A Bug's Life (those two clips will convert you in a second), Horrible Bosses (he can be funny as well as charismatic), and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (there he played another industrial terrorist).
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A-Dawg13 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
Oh my gosh, I had forgotten he was Hopper! OK, I see your point.
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JUlCY-B0X Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
NO WAY! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS!
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
What?
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sonigoku Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Kevin Spacey as Eggman would definitely work on so many levels! XDDDDDD
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Wow, thanks for that glowing compliment!
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Onisatsu18 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So can work.
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HerneztoVanyard Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
fits perfect 
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amen95 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kevin Would make a great voice for DOC RoBOTnick! ;)
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thedoctor500 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  New Deviant
agreed
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Theodoric476 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
Er.... you better put on some weight, Keven 
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
No, this is if the series will be fully animated. It's not gonna be like the purported pitch that will be live-action with CGI characters.
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haruhihedgehog13 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Student Artist
Cool :)
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CyotheLion Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist
He really need to gain weight
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
Uh, no. He's voicing Eggman, not portraying him. This would be for an animated series.
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CyotheLion Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist
Oh sorry.
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
Well, it's not to say he couldn't do well voicing the character.
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AllStarDoomsday1992 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Can I honestly say No to Kevin Spacey? Great Pick!
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
Oh, well, glad you showed up here!
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AllStarDoomsday1992 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I am a Kevin Spacey fan, so I had to show my support.
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HEYLLER Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
nice job ^^
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MZimmer1985 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
Do you know this is a casting choice?
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Evilangel4861 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
Thats a very good idea!
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