Sonic the Hedgehog star Jim Carrey opened up about what it would take for him to do a sequel to The Mask.
When Sonic the Hedgehog makes his big-screen debut next month, he will face off against the classic video game villain known as Dr. Robotnik. Tasked with bringing the antagonist to life is Jim Carrey, the renowned actor known for roles in films such as Ace Ventura and The Mask.
During an interview with ComicBook.com, Jim Carrey was asked if he would ever do a sequel to The Mask, one of the comedic properties hasn’t revisited to date. While Jim Carrey didn’t close the door on the possibility of doing a sequel to The Mask, he did note that he would only be interested in a visionary filmmaker was involved:
“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.”
Loosely based on the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name, The Mask starred Jim Carrey as a hopelessly romantic banker named Stanley Ipkiss who discovers a magical mask that transforms him into a green-faced, zoot suit-wearing, mischievous gangster. A critically lambasted sequel titled Son of The Mask was released eleven years later but did not involve Jim Carrey.
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Here is the official synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog:
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.
Directed by Jeff Fowler from a script written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel, Sonic the Hedgehog features the voice talent of Ben Schwartz as the titular character and stars James Marsden as sheriff Tom Wachowski, Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Neal McDonough as US Army Major Bennington, Tika Sumpter as Mrs. Wachowski, Lee Majdoub as Stone, and Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl. Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Debs Howard, and Elfina Luk also star in undisclosed roles.
Sonic the Hedgehog will be released in theaters on February 14, 2020.