Jim Carrey Is Reportedly Down For “The Mask” Sequel Depending On The Filmmaker Involved
It first premiered over 25 years ago!
The Canadian actor has been in the movie industry since the early 80s and made quite the name for himself in Hollywood. Tons of his films have become household names including the 1994 classic that really showed off his talent and goofy character. A recent interview uncovered that Jim Carrey’s The Mask sequel could reportedly happen if a “crazy visionary” is involved.
The 58-year-old spoke with ComicBook.com about his newest film Sonic the Hedgehog. The conversation about the upcoming movie shifted to Carrey being asked if he would reprise his role as Stanley Ipkiss.
He reportedly answered, “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.”
It’s been just over 25 years since the movie’s release that was loosely based on a comic book of the same name. It followed Ipkiss’ adventure as a bank clerk who finds a mask that gives him superhero-like abilities when he wears it.
Carrey starred opposite Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, and Amy Yasbeck.
The Mask is one of his many films that have made it big including Ace Ventura, Yes Man, The Truman Show, and Bruce Almighty.
His role in Sonic the Hedgehog that’s based on the Sega video game franchise is his first film appearance in four years since Dark Crimes came out in 2016 according to IMDb.
Sonic is known for his super-speed abilities and Carrey’s character Dr. Ivo Robotnik goes after him in order to use his powers for world domination. He stars opposite James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Ben Schwartz who voices Sonic.
According to a recent YouTube interview with Jake Hamilton, The Mask isn’t the only film Carrey would be willing to do a sequel for.
He told Hamilton, “I don’t know if it’s that I’ve gotten older or the nature of this part. This part, I wouldn’t mind going to do another one because it was so much fun...but there is so much room. Robotnik has not reached his apotheosis.”
Carrey doesn’t have any other upcoming roles on his IMDb page, and the discussion about possible sequels has just been the actor reportedly expressing his thoughts.
You can catch him in Sonic the Hedgehog premiering in theatres on February 14.