The matter of whether or not or now not Jim Carrey would ever do a 2d “The Mask” movie got here up in an interview with ComicBook.com in January 2020. Carrey expressed his basic apathy against sequels, remarking, “I do not believe when it comes to sequels and stuff like that. I mean, this one [‘Sonic The Hedgehog’] is more or less proper for it as a result of we have now now not developed the nature [Dr. Eggman] totally but.” (Funnily sufficient, Carrey can be confirmed right kind with the 2022 sequel “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” the place his personality will get much more to do.)
Carrey then went on to categorical that his passion in doing “The Mask 2” would rely at the filmmaker concerned. “‘The Mask I feel, myself, you understand, it might rely on a filmmaker. It will depend on the filmmaker truly. I don’t need to do it simply to do it. However I’d simplest do it if it used to be some loopy visionary filmmaker. Positive,” defined the rubber-faced superstar of “Dumb and Dumber” and “Ace Ventura: Puppy Detective.”
If his resolution sounds acquainted, it mirrors an overly an identical perspective Carrey expressed a few sequel to “Ace Ventura.” In an April 2022 interview with E! On-line (this time to advertise, satirically sufficient, the sequel to “Sonic the Hedgehog”), he once more mentioned he would simplest need to go back to his iconic personality if a visionary helmer used to be directing it. Simplest this time, he named a particular filmmaker: Christopher Nolan.
From each solutions, separated by way of two years, it is transparent that Carrey is not occupied with doing any follow-ups to “The Mask” or “Ace Ventura” with out some robust directorial imaginative and prescient.