Jim Carrey is never a sequel guy. He’s always been a one-and-done actor. Carrey’s only sequel to date is for Ace Ventura, and the second film wasn’t too well received. Originally, Evan Almighty was to be a sequel for Carrey’s original film Bruce Almighty, but it ultimately didn’t pan out. Now, with Carrey’s career headed downhill, and with 2011 flop Mr. Popper’s Penguins in the toilet, a direct sequel to Bruce Almighty is being developed as a vehicle for the comedic actor.
Variety dropped the news last night, saying Yes Man and Hot Tub Time Machine scribes Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel are talking with Universal for a sequel. Director Tom Shadyac, who directed both Almighty films, is not expected to return, as he’s dropped out of Hollywood since.
With this development, a lot of questions definitely desire to be answered. Will audiences remember a film that is currently nine years old, and will have aged even more by the time the sequel possibly hits the theaters? Besides Carrey, who else will show up? Will Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, and Steve Carell reprise their roles? If that’s the case, could it be a buddy comedy where Carrey and Carell discover their previous conversations with God? There’s a lot of potential direction as to where the long-overdue sequel could go.
We’ll keep you posted if Universal decided to do anything with the script for the sequel, and even if Jim Carrey wants to return for a second outing, as information develops in the future.