Jim Carrey reveals he would do a Mask sequel under one condition
Jim Carrey has revealed what it would take for him to appear in a sequel to 1994 hit The Mask.
While promoting new film Sonic the Hedgehog, the comedy legend insisted that he doesn't "think in terms of sequels", but if the right people started developing a follow-up to the kooky crime caper he'd be keen to play down-on-his-luck bank employee Stanley Ipkiss again.
"It depends on a filmmaker really," the 58-year-old admitted to ComicBook.com. "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."
Based on the Dark Horse comic series of the same name, The Mask sees Stanley stumble across a mysterious mask that turns him into a loud-mouthed, wise-cracking gangster. Cameron Diaz starred opposite Carrey, as Stanley's love interest Tina Carlyle.
Neither actor appeared in the critically-panned standalone instalment, Son of the Mask, which was released 11 years later.
Back in July 2019, comic co-creator Mike Richardson said he'd love to see The Mask get the big screen treatment again – only this time, he'd love to see a female actor take on the lead role.
"I'd like it to be another character film about a person dealing with absolute power," he told Forbes. "The whole theme of The Mask was we all say what we would do if we had absolute power, just like Stanley Ipkiss.
"When we get absolute power, we often resort to the most petty of endeavours and it's overcoming our human nature and using the power for good."