I recently read a figure somewhere that said 2011 would have more sequels, prequels, reboots, and remakes of pre-existing films than any other year in history. Even if that isn’t true, it certainly feels true, so it doesn’t come as a shock to me that when he was recently questioned about future plans, Jim Carrey said that he would probably be working on some sequels of past hits. In an upcoming interview with Coming Soon, Carrey said of his possible next projects, “We’re talking about maybe returning to some old characters that everyone has been asking about. There’s Bruce Almighty and we’re talking about maybe another Dumb and Dumber.”
Okay, so it sounds like his next move is more likely to be a revisiting of his Godly character from Bruce Almighty, but I’m not going to focus on that because I can’t imagine there’s anybody out there who’s really clamoring for another go around on the Almighty train (though I’m certain if that person exists they’re going to find me in the comments section).
What I believe would be more interesting to more people is the possibility of Carrey and Jeff Daniels getting back together to make another Dumb and Dumber. Seventeen years after that film’s release there is still one guy in every crowd who will yell out, “kick his ass, Sea Bass” every time it looks like a fight is going to break out. People remember that movie very fondly. Of course, there was already the prequel film Dumb and Dumber: When Harry Met Lloyd, but that didn’t count because it didn’t have any of the original team back. Despite the fact that Bruce Almighty made a lot of money when it was released, I don’t think that it’s a film that many people think about often or really remember all that well, but if images of Carrey with a bowl haircut and a chip knocked out of his tooth started showing up online, I think it would build a lot of buzz in a very short time. What do you think? Is another Dumb and Dumber the best hope for the next huge comedy blockbuster, or are you positively sequeled out?