Lee Majdoub Talks Working With Jim Carrey and Jeff Fowler on Sonic the Hedgehog 2

“I don’t think I’ve processed it yet. You can see the numbers, you can hear them, and read them, and it’s still pretty cool. I don’t really know how to take it, what we have achieved.” It says Lee Majdoub.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 It’s now available on Digital and will be available on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 9. In celebration of the home entertainment release, Majdoub, who played Agent Stone in the film, joined Movieweb to chat about their creation and collaboration. Jim Carrey and Jeff Fowler.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has proven to be a huge success, claiming the title of the highest-grossing video-game film of all time. It earned that title after dethroning none other than the first Sonic the Hedgehog film.

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To be part of a franchise that does such a great job with these characters and tells wonderful stories, and an amazing team… that’s the whole point.

Agent Stone and Dr. Robotnik

“Agent Stone is the loyal right-hand man of Dr. Robotics. A big admirer and fan. He is willing to do anything to help the doctor. Majdoub said, also noting how capable Agent Stone was and how it generated admiration. “I think they identify with each other on a level that not many people understand, whether it’s Stone seeing something in the doctor that he sees in himself, or that Stone is the only character that Robotnik has given him responsibility or trust in.”

Jim Carrey plays Dr. Robotnik, which is a household name for its impressive list of roles. Majdoub has great things to say about working with him, from joking behind the scenes to coming up with ideas they’re trying out. “Working with Jim was real… it’s a continuous learning experience. I have a lot to learn from watching him do his job. When you’re there in person and see the process and see how focused he is on the details, and how important the story and characters are to him, and the specificity and collaboration he wants to have. He was very friendly and generous to us. He always wants to give you everything, so you can give him everything too. This is a best case scenario working with him as a scene partner.”

Regarding their ideas, Majdoub said they would “take it to Jeff, and more often than not Jeff just laughed and was like, ‘Yeah, let’s try it.’ In this film, more so than the first, a lot of what we did was already written down. And then after we worked all that out and figured it out, we started building on it.”

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Working with Director Jeff Fowler

“I can’t even put into words the amount of responsibility he has,” Majdoub said of Fowler, his second director. Sonic film. “The number of things that had to be on his mind as far as CGI elements, live-action elements, and everything was pre-determined with storyboards so he knew where Sonic was going to be, where Knuckles and Tails were. is, what are they going to do, where is the explosion going to be… So, there’s a lot of belief going in.”

He continued, commenting on how Fowler was able to give him the best possible direction “100 percent of the time. He’s the captain of the ship and I don’t think these films would be what it is without him… He’s a huge fan of the material, and you can see that his love for it is there. So, that comes with knowing that I’m working with someone who’s going to guide me and I trust him, and we’re going to knock him out of the park for staying true to the material and caring for this character.

Regarding Majdoub’s love of the franchise, he mentioned that it started even before the film when he got Sega’s Genesis console, and that it came with Sonic. “I really have a weakness for Sonic and still love to play it, and look back very fondly. To be a part of it so many years later, it’s wild.” Going forward, he added that he doesn’t have any confirmation but would love to return for future films.

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