Jim Carrey made the headlines this week with reports of him returning as the beloved Dr. Seuss character, the Grinch, had flooded the web for a rumoured and unannounced sequel.
However, a representative for the Ace Ventura: Pet Detective actor has officially responded and shut down, debunked, and denied all reports of Carrey being involved in The Grinch 2 – if such a movie even exists.
In a statement provided to People, Carey’s rep said, “There is no truth to Jim reprising his role as the Grinch in a sequel to The Grinch”.
People also state that a spokesperson for Universal Pictures has not yet responded to them for a comment, in regards to confirming or debunking the rumoured sequel.
It should be noted that Carrey somewhat announced during 2022 interviews for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that he planned on retiring from the world of acting, however, his Sonic cast member Ben Schwartz still has hope he’ll return for the third instalment.
“I know that Jim Carrey did some interviews and they’re not sure if he’s coming back,” the Renfield actor told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year.
“My hope is that we ALL get to come back, and we all get to do another one, that is my hope of all hopes, because I love that franchise so much and I love the fans and I love all the stuff we’ve made, so, my hope is that we all get to do this third one [Sonic the Hedgehog 3] – it will be the best time.”
Jim Carrey ‘Might’ Return To Acting
Although he says he’s retiring, he confirmed he’ll return for a “script that’s written in gold ink”.
While talking to Access Hollywood, Carrey teased that he may return for some projects in the future.
“It depends, if the angels bring some sort of script that’s written in gold ink, that says to me that it’s going to be really important for people to see, I might continue down the road. But I’m taking a break.”
He added, “I really like my quiet life, and I really love putting paint on canvas, and I really love my spiritual life and I feel like – and this is something you might never hear another celebrity say as long as time exists – I have enough,” the Truman Show actor added, “I’ve done enough. I am enough.”
Universal’s rumoured The Grinch 2 has not yet been announced or confirmed.