Ever since The Mask was released to critical acclaim back in 1994, fans have been positively gagging for a sequel.
In 2005, Son of Mask was made with Jamie Kennedy but we’re gonna pretend that didn’t exist, tbh. When we meant sequel, that’s code for: bring back Jim Carrey.
The actor starred as awkward bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss who stumbles upon a mask carrying the powers of Norse God Loki. He goes home and slaps the mask on, subsequently becoming a living cartoon capable of bringing peace to the city.
Shot on $23 million it went on to gross a staggering $351 million at the box office, as well as launching the career of a young Cameron Diaz.
Now, there are rumblings that a sequel – that wouldn’t be awful – might be in the pipelines.
MovieWeb report: “Take this one as a huge unsubstantiated rumor, as it comes from a less than trustful source. But it’s fun to think about anyway. Today we’ve that the powers that be over at Warner Bros. and New Line are maybe trying to entice none other than Jim Carrey to return to the role of Stanley Ipkiss in a sequel to director Chuck Russell’s hit 1994 adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics hero The Mask.
“Now as far as that planned reboot goes, there isn’t currently word on whether it is still in the works, or if this supposed Jim Carrey sequel is taking over. That said, it seems, until the studio has Carrey firmly in their grasps, both movies will more than likely continue on as pipe dreams at this point, either one or the other possibly winning out. Or Warner Bros. may just decide to damn the torpedos and give us both films in close proximity. Or maybe we won’t get a new Mask movie at all?”
I know it’s a bit of a long shot but let’s all cross our fingers and hope for the best.