Jim Carrey would consider doing Ace Ventura 3 - but only if Christopher Nolan directed it

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11 Apr 2022, 09:16

Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura

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Even though Jim Carrey recently said that he’s ready to turn his back on acting, it seems he could be tempted to reprise one of his most beloved roles. However, there is a pretty hefty stipulation to him being in Ace Ventura 3… he wants Christopher Nolan to direct it. Alrighty, then!

Carrey had previously said that he’s “fairly serious” about “retiring” and admitted that it would take something special to change his mind. “It depends if the angels bring some sort of script that's written in gold ink and it says to me that it's gonna be really important for people to see, I might continue down the road. But I'm taking a break,” he said.

Ahead of his apparent break from acting, Carrey will be back as evil scientist Dr. Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and he has spoken about the possibility of bringing back his most famous character, Ace Ventura, for another outing. 

The actor starred in 1994’s Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls the following year. Explaining that it would take something special for him to pull on the Hawaiian shirt again, Carrey told E! News’ Daily Pop: “I think after the fact, when there’s been a lot of years, unless some genius person, director, auteur comes to you with a completely new take on what’s going on, you know.” 

The intervention of the Batman and Inception director might do it for him: “If Chris Nolan came to me and said ‘I want to make Ace Ventura real and I want to do something, you know, something more interesting’… then I might listen,” he admitted.

The actor, however, added: “For the most part, you know, after a certain time there’s not one cell in your body that is that person anymore so you end up just imitating what you did in the old days, and the original inspiration isn’t there.”

Last year it was reported that another sequel to the two Ace Ventura movies was in the works for Amazon, written by the team behind Sonic The Hedgehog.