Jim Carrey Says He May Revisit Bruce Almighty and Dumb and Dumber in Future Films
With the exception of his little-seen work in I Love You Phillip Morris and a blink-and-you-missed-it appearance in the season finale of The Office, Jim Carrey has been away from the pop culture landscape for almost two years. (Three, if you don't want to count the motion-capture spectacle that was A Christmas Carol.) That will change when Mr. Popper's Penguins gets released in two weeks, and apparently Carrey wants to keep the likely momentum going forward by doing what movie stars do best: heading back to their past successes.
Speaking with Coming Soon, Carrey revealed that his future films could have a decidedly retro vibe:
"We're talking about maybe returning to some old characters that everyone has been asking about," Carrey teased when asked what he might follow Penguins with. "There's Bruce Almighty and we're talking about maybe another Dumb and Dumber."
While the idea of another Bruce Almighty has seemed remote since the expensive, Carrey-less sequel, Evan Almighty, scuffled at the box office, this isn't the first time a Dumb and Dumber sequel has been mentioned. During the press rounds for Hall Pass in February, writer/director Bobby Farrelly revealed he and brother Peter had been thinking about continuing that story:
"[Dumb and Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up and they'll be able to quote lines from that -- lines that I've long forgotten. If we could get those two guys back together, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels that might be a worthwhile sequel -- and that ball is in motion. We're starting to think about what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life, and hopefully we'll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel."
So you're telling me there's a chance? Intriguing. Mr. Popper's Penguins swims into theaters on June 17.
· Exclusive: Bruce Almighty, Dumb & Dumber Sequels Planned [Coming Soon]