‘The Mask’ Reboot With Jim Carrey Rumored to Be in Development

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Back in 1994, The Mask was released, and quickly became one of the pinnacle movies of all our childhoods.

Though the movie was a comically-spun version of a considerably darker comic book, it was a roaring success. Twenty-five years on from its initial release, it still remains a family favorite.

Understandably, people have been very excited with the recent prospect of a The Mask remake, and even more excited so after hearing that Jim Carrey may be making a return to the role.

However, The Mask’s original creator has opened up about his thoughts on the reboot, and the somewhat controversial plans he has in mind… Keep scrolling for the full story.

The Mask is one of the greatest movies to come out of the ’90s.

An iconic childhood classic that entertained us into adulthood, The Mask is a universal comedy favorite.

The comedic actor really put himself on the map after his explosive and slap-stick  portrayal of the timid Stanley Ipkiss and his outrageous alter-ego, “The Mask.”

The comic book adaptation earned an impressive $351 million after it’s release in 1994.

Stanley Ipkiss is a bank clerk who is a little bit too nice and, as a result, often gets taken for granted at work by his colleagues.

Oh, and he has absolutely no luck with women.

The recurring theme throughout the movie is Stanley’s crush on the singer, Tina Carlyle – portrayed by a baby-faced Cameron Diaz – whom he repeatedly tries to woo… But to no avail.

His life completely changes.

He is transformed into his cartoonish, romantic, and devilishly mischevious alter-ego… Or alternatively known as Loki, the Norse night god of mischief.

The film’s 2005 sequel, Son of the Mask, flopped massively.

We’re still waiting on the return of our favorite, green-faced hell-raiser.

Retro blockbuster successes such as Ghostbusters, IT, and The Lion King have all been remade, or continued, years after their initial releases…

And The Mask could very well be next.

Yep, Warner Brothers are rumored to be in talks about a reboot of the iconic ’90s comedy.

The Mask was originally a comic book created by Dark Horse Comics.

And Warner Bros have reportedly been showing some interest in resurrecting the comic for a completely new movie, according to We Got This Covered.

The movie giants are apparently wanting Jim Carrey to return for the role of Stanley Ipkiss.

Sources have claimed that the studios are very excited to work with the actor again.

Many have noted how the original comic book story was considerably darker and gorier than the comedic 1994 movie, and that a reboot should adopt this theme without the actor’s somewhat goofy portrayal.

Anyone who’s read the original Dark Horse comics will know that they’re much darker than the Carrey movie. Whereas the Mask on screen is a loveable prankster, the comic version is driven to use his reality-warping powers to avenge everyone who’s ever treated him poorly.

Though talks of a The Mask reboot have been in the works for quite some time now…

This isn’t the first time this rumor has reared its head – earlier this year, The Mask creator, Mike Richardson, opened up about his desire to remake the movie.

Which means Carrey doesn’t quite fit the criteria.

Speaking to Forbes, Richardson said: “I’d like to see a really good physical comedian [in the role]. 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.”

Not everyone was too impressed with his idea, with many slamming Hollywood for the number of reboots. In the last couple of years or so, Hollywood has been going crazy with all the reboots, with some people loving them, and some people hating them. Keep scrolling to read about another high profile reboot which certainly divided opinions…