Ace Ventura 3 reportedly in the works and Jim Carrey could return

Ace Ventura 3 reportedly in the works and Jim Carrey could return

It's hard to remember a time when Jim Carrey wasn't one of the most famous actors working in Hollywood. Nowadays he's best known for appearing in classics like Man on the Moon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Liar Liar, and Bruce Almighty.

But there was one movie that changed everything, catapulting him into the limelight, and that movie was Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Carrey plays the eponymous zany sleuth, who is forced to investigate the missing Miami Dolphins mascot as part of a criminal revenge conspiracy conducted by a disgraced former football star.

Check out the trailer for the original Ace Ventura below: 

The movie is over twenty years old now, and although some of those jokes about Einhorn have really not aged well, the film is still remembered by fans, and it merited a sequel not long after, When Nature Calls, as well as an animated series.

However, rumors are currently flying around social media that we could see the third movie in the franchise soon enough, with Carrey returning to the role.

The gossip began after a report was published by We Got This Covered, which alleges that: "According to sources close to WGTC – the same ones who told us Bill Murray was returning for Ghostbusters 3 and that a Scream reboot was in development, both of which have since been confirmed – the actor may be reprising the titular role for Ace Ventura 3."

An image of Jim Carrey. Credit: PA Images

The same article added: "Morgan Creek Productions produced and released the first two films in collaboration with Warner Bros. and the same production houses are said to be discussing the possibility of doing a second sequel, while Carrey himself has reportedly expressed interest in reprising the character for a third time."

Take a look at the trailer for Ace Ventura 2 while you're at it: 

However, this seems to fly in the face of previous statements made by Tommy Davidson, who starred in the second Ace Ventura movie. He told US Weekly: [Carrey] doesn’t want to do [a sequel' now. But Jim is one of those kind of artists that, you know, he does what he feels, he does what he believes in."

He added, "I asked him about it. I told him: ‘Hey man, it’d be nice in Jamaica.’ He said: ‘No, I’m not doing those now’. And you know, that’s like going on the field and going: ‘Hey, Tom Brady, I think you should throw this over to…’ ‘No!’"