1994 fantasy comedy “The Mask” launched Cameron Diaz’s film career and was one of the most iconic early roles of young rising screen comedian Jim Carrey.
“The Mask” did get a sort-of cut-rate sequel in 2005 titled “Son of the Mask” which starred Jamie Kennedy and remains one of the most critically derided films of all time.
This week, out doing “Sonic the Hedgehog” promotion, Carrey himself spoke about sequels in general and revealed he’s open to the possibility of starring in a follow-up to his original film – so long as the right filmmaker is involved. He tells ComicBook.com:
“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. Eggman] 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.”
The first film scored rave reviews from critics and audiences, landed Carrey a Golden Globe nomination and grossed over $351 million worldwide on a $23 million budget. Rumors of potential revival talks have been happening for several years.