Jim Carrey to Reprise Role as The Grinch in Sequel 23 Years Later

Jim Carrey is reportedly set to star in The Grinch sequel.

The actor, 61, originally starred in the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas as the titular Grinch character in 2000.

The Ron Howard directed movie follows Jim as the Grinch – a bad-tempered, devious green-furred creature who despises Christmas and the Whos of Whoville.

Now Giant Freaking Robot has reported that a Grinch sequel is imminent and that Carrey would be returning for the role.

They wrote: ‘Jim Carrey is returning to Universal Pictures for The Grinch 2, once again playing Dr. Seuss’s most famous and ill-tempered creation.’

Exciting times: Jim Carrey is reportedly set to star in The Grinch sequel

Exciting times: Jim Carrey is reportedly set to star in The Grinch sequel

Character: The actor, 61, originally starred in the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas as the titular Grinch character in 2000

Character: The actor, 61, originally starred in the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas as the titular Grinch character in 2000

Jim has been contacted by MailOnline for comment. 

The star has maintained his silence on the rumoured project thus far but has previously told how he isn’t a fan of sequels for the most part.

Speaking to CinemaBlend in 2017, the actor said: ‘I find sequels are a function of commerce for the most part.¬†

‘At least the two I’ve done, they were characters I enjoyed doing, but I did find myself almost parroting myself at that point.

‘When you put 10 years between you and the last time you did it, suddenly you’re going, ‘How did I do that again?’… So, you’re imitating your original inspiration.’

The Mask actor notably announced that he was planning on ‘retiring’ from acting last year in April following the release of Sonic The Hedgehog 2, and explained that he feels he has ‘done enough.’¬†

It comes after earlier this year¬†Jim¬†listed his ‘sanctuary’ Los Angeles mansion for a whopping total of $28.9 million, which has been his place of residence for nearly 30 years.¬†

The 61-year-old Golden Globe winner initially purchased the lavish estate in 1994, but informed The New York Post in a statement published on Monday that he was ready for ‘changes’ in his life.¬†

Jim opened up about his reasoning to list his long-time home in a statement to The New York Post, and expressed, ‘For three decades it’s been a sanctuary for me but I don’t spend a lot of time there now and I want someone else to enjoy it like I have.’¬†

Iconic: The Ron Howard directed movie follows Jim as the Grinch - a bad-tempered, devious green-furred creature who despises Christmas and the Whos of Whoville

Iconic: The Ron Howard directed movie follows Jim as the Grinch – a bad-tempered, devious green-furred creature who despises Christmas and the Whos of Whoville

Here we go! Now Giant Freaking Robot has reported that a Grinch sequel is imminent and that Carrey would be returning for the role

Here we go! Now Giant Freaking Robot has reported that a Grinch sequel is imminent and that Carrey would be returning for the role

He humorously added that he was ready for, ‘Cha cha cha cha ‚Ķ Changes,’ referencing to a hit David Bowie track titled: Changes.

According to the outlet, Carrey had purchased the home, which is located in the Brentwood neighborhood in L.A., for $3.8 million in 1994. 

The talented star also talked to The Wall Street Journal in regards to selling the sprawling 12,704 square-foot mansion. He expressed that the house had been, ‘a place of enchantment and inspiration.’¬†

While reflecting on his years there, he stated, ‘Every night the owls sang me lullabies and every morning I sipped my cup of joe with the hawks and hummingbirds, under a giant grandfather pine.’

Listing his mansion was a positive step for the star who is ready for a change in his life, not long after Jim revealed that he had plans to retire from acting last year in April. 

In the works? They wrote: 'Jim Carrey is returning to Universal Pictures for The Grinch 2, once again playing Dr. Seuss's most famous and ill-tempered creation'

In the works?¬†They wrote: ‘Jim Carrey is returning to Universal Pictures for The Grinch 2, once again playing Dr. Seuss’s most famous and ill-tempered creation’

Unsure: The star has maintained his silence on the rumoured project thus far but has previously told how he isn't a fan of sequels for the most part

Unsure: The star has maintained his silence on the rumoured project thus far but has previously told how he isn’t a fan of sequels for the most part

During an interview with Access Hollywood¬†at the time, the Bruce Almighty star discussed his plans after being asked if he was ‘serious’ about the decision. ‘Well, I’m retiring. Yeah, probably. I’m being fairly serious.’

‘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.’¬†

The star, who gained recognition in the early 90s, admitted that, ‘I really like my quiet life and I really like putting paint on canvas and I really love my spiritual life,’ adding that in regards to his acting career, ‘I have enough. I’ve done enough. I am enough.’¬†

He stated that the ‘break’ would begin after the release of his film, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, which premiered last year in April.¬†

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