Carrey played the titular role in the 1994 movie 'The Mask' and now the actor has said that he is open about the possibility of 'Mask 2.'
The Mask is regarded as one of Jim Carrey's landmark movies, securing his status as a comedy icon of the '90s. Recently, the actor revealed the one condition that would need to be fulfilled in order for him to return for a sequel. In a conversation with Comicbook during the Sonic The Hedgehog press junket, the actor said, "I don't think in terms of sequels and stuff like that, I mean, this one [Sonic The Hedgehog] is kind of right for it because we have not evolved the character [Dr. Eggman] fully yet. The Mask I think, myself, you know, it would depend on a filmmaker. It depends on a filmmaker really. I don't want to do it just to do it. But I would only do it if it was some crazy visionary filmmaker. Sure."
The Mask was directed by Chuck Russell and based on Doug Mahnke and John Arcudi's Dark Horse comic book series of the same name. Carrey played the role of Stanley Ipkiss, the woebegone bank clerk whose life is turned upside down when he happens upon a magical mask that turns him into a smooth-talking playboy. His antics catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz) and crime lord Dorian Tyrell (Peter Greene). Upon its release, the movie earned $351 million against a budget of $23 million and was also nominated for multiple awards. Besides the animated TV series, it also spawned a 2005 sequel called Son of the Mask, but that tanked in the box office.
The news about Jim Carrey being open to the possibility of The Mask sequels comes right after reports of Carrey being in talks about another Ace Ventura movie. Carrey played the role of the funny detective n 1994’s Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and again in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls in 1995. Both the movies performed really well in the box office and hence it comes as no surprise that Carrey is in talks with Morgan Creek Productions and Warner Bros. to be a part of the series.
As reported by We Got This Covered, nothing has been confirmed as of now and there are only discussing the possibilities at present, but the important thing to keep in mind is that Jim is still interested to play the role. Sources from We Got This Covered are said to have accurately revealed that Bill Murray would return for Ghostbusters 3 and that a Scream reboot was in the works. Although Morgan Creek Productions somewhat confirmed the news by sharing the link of the story, a representative of Carrey told Metro that the reports were not true. Whatever the case might be, fans of Carrey, The Mask, and Ace Ventura franchises have been dreaming of sequels for so long, we've got our fingers crossed for their wishes to be granted.