Jim Carrey makes a return to physical comedy with the June 17th release of Mr. Popper’s Penguins and ComingSoon.net was on-hand to speak exclusively with the actor about the adaptation of the classic children’s book. We’ll have the full video interview soon, but Carrey did also offer some news about two potential upcoming projects that should have his fans excited.
“We’re talking about maybe returning to some old characters that everyone has been asking about,” Carrey teased when asked what he might follow Penguins with, “…There’s ‘Bruce Almighty’ and we’re talking about maybe another ‘Dumb and Dumber.'”
The original Dumb and Dumber, released in 1994 and directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly, paired Carrey with Jeff Daniels and represented one of Carrey’s breakout comedy roles. Bruce Almighty, released in 2003, was an international hit, grossing $485 million overseas.
Interestingly, both films have already received quasi-sequels without Carrey’s involvement. Bruce was spun off into Evan Almighty in 2007, featuring Steve Carell taking over the lead. Dumb and Dumber was given a prequel in 2003 with Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.
Check back soon for full video interviews with Carrey and the rest of the cast of Mr. Popper’s Penguins.