With a possible reboot on the cards, you never know who could play the role of Jim Carrey's iconic character. Any guesses?
It has been over 25 years and yet everyone still loves Jim Carrey for his unreal performance in 'The Mask'. There would be very few who would disagree that the iconic movie propelled Carrey to a whole new level of stardom, making him one of the biggest stars in global cinema.
And now according to Forbes, "The Mask's" original creator Mike Richardson has spilled some beans to the publication about a possible reboot. Woah, hold on. A reboot sounds like quite an idea but can anyone ever top Carrey's performance as Stanley Ipkiss? We seriously doubt that. And now Mike believes there could be a reboot pretty soon.
If you remember The Mask did have a sequel a decade after the first movie released. In 2005 there was a movie called "Son of The Mask" which starred Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cumming, Kal Penn, and Bob Hoskins. However, the movie turned out to be a complete dud, ending up becoming a commercial and critical flop.
"The Mask" creator revealed to Forbes, that he is indeed interested in revisiting the cinematic IP. Mike also teased who could portray the role of Jim Carrey if a reboot is to take place in the future.
"I’d like to see a really good physical comedian [in the role]," he said. "I have one in mind, but I’m not gonna say her name. We have to do a lot of convincing for this particular actor, but we’ll see ... You never know what’s coming in the future. We have some ideas."
"I’d like it to be another character film about a person dealing with absolute power. 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 endeavors and it’s overcoming our human nature and using the power for good. Stan Lee said, ‘with great power comes great responsibility,’ but my thing is an older axiom, which is ‘absolute power corrupts absolutely.’"
And that's not all. You can also soon expect Dark Horse to start publishing an all-new The Mask comic that the creator believes will bring the true dark nature of the first comics. It was written in the early 1990s by John Arcudi and drawn by Doug Mahnke. "It’s a great character, you’ll be seeing him again and we’ve got a version that sticks closer to the original comic version coming up from a well-known show producer and writer," he finished.
Honestly, we do not see anyone pulling the role of 'The Mask' as well as Jim Carrey did because he was truly a class part. However, with a possible reboot on the cards, you never know who could play the role of Jim Carrey's iconic character. Only time will tell. Until then watch this space for more updates on 'The Mask' reboot, if it happens.