Jim Carrey Would Agree To Play The Mask Again Under One Condition

The topic of whether or not Jim Carrey would ever do a second The Mask film came up in a January 2020 interview with ComicBook.com. Carrey expressed his general apathy towards sequels, noting, “I don’t think in terms of sequels and stuff, I mean, this one [‘Sonic The Hedgehog’] is kind of right for that because we didn’t develop the character [Dr. Eggman] (Funnily enough, Carrey would be right about the 2022 sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, in which his character gets a lot busier.)

Carrey then explained that his interest in The Mask 2 would depend on the filmmaker involved. “‘The Mask’, I think myself, it would depend on a filmmaker. It really depends on the filmmaker. I don’t want to do it just to do it. But I would only do it if it was something crazy visionary filmmaker. Sure,” explained the rubber-faced star of Dumb and Dumber and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

If his response sounds familiar, it reflects a very similar stance Carrey expressed on a sequel to Ace Ventura. In an interview with E! Online (this time to ironically promote the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel), he once again said he would only want to return to his iconic character if directed by a visionary director. Only this time he named a specific filmmaker: Christopher Nolan.

From both answers, separated by two years, it’s clear that Carrey isn’t interested in doing any follow-ups to The Mask or Ace Ventura without a strong directorial vision.

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