Jim Carrey seemed excited about working on the sequel to “Dumb & Dumber” but it looks like undisclosed issues with New Line and Warner Brothers drove Carrey to leave the project. Sources say that it was the studios’ lack of enthusiasm regarding the project that drove Jim Carrey away but I’m sure the details are much more elaborate than that.
A sentiment seemingly reinforced by a statement exclusively obtained when ETOnline reached out to the actor’s publicist for comment. In addition to confirming the story, Carrey exclusively tells ETOnline, “I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it’s implied in the title.”
It’s a shame that something couldn’t be worked out. “Dumb & Dumber” is classic Jim Carrey comedy and probably his best comedy in my opinion. Even though sequels usually fail to surpass their predecessor, I think this one had the potential to do so being that it’s a comedy. As time progresses, films continually have less censorship with what they can do. It would have been interesting to see how far The Farrelly Brothers would have gone with their humor and if they would have revamped the film for this generation. Even if they decide to move forward, there’s no way it would be a true sequel without Jim Carrey.