Jim Carrey says he's interested in starring in a sequel to 'The Mask'
PSA: If you have never seen the 1994 movie The Mask, just stop reading this article and go and watch it.
If you're like me, Charles Russell's The Mask was a quintessential part of life in the 90s. Starring Jim Carrey in his prime, the comedy superhero movie was based on the comic series of the same name - making it, in my opinion, the greatest comic book movie ever (Avengers doesn't even come close).
The movie follows the life of insecure banker Stanley Ipkiss (Carrey), as he transforms from a total loser who is walked over by everybody into a confident, bodacious, charismatic enigma with a green face - all thanks to a mysterious ancient mask.
Check out the original trailer for The Mask below:
Notably, Cameron Diaz also made her film debut in the carefree flick, starring as Tina Carlyle - Ipkiss' love interest.
The movie was a resounding hit with critics and viewers, going on to gross over $351 million on a $23 million budget (making it the second most profitable comic book movie at the time), and even earned Carrey a Golden Globe nomination for his energetic performance.
However, for years fans have been praying for a sequel the movie deserves (don't talk to me about 2005's Son of the Mask), and now, it appears our prayers may have been answered.
While promoting the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Carrey spoke with ComicBook.com about the chance of once again embracing the green-faced cartoon-like persona. Carrey 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. Robotnik] 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."
And check out the trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog below:
Mike Richardson, who helped co-create The Mask for Dark Horse Comics, has previously spoken about a potential sequel to The Mask and even hinted he would like to see a woman don the mask. Speaking to Forbes, Richardson said:
"I’d like to see a really good physical comedian [in the role]. I have one in mind, but I’m not gonna say her name. We have to do a lot of convincing for this particular actor, but we’ll see [...] You never know what’s coming in the future. We have some ideas.”