It’s been almost 25 years since The Mask first hit theaters — and the character’s creator thinks it’s about time a woman got a chance to step into the leading role, which was originally played by Jim Carrey.
“I’d like to see a really good physical comedian [in the role],” Dark Horse Comics founder Mike Richardson told Forbes in a recent interview.
“I have one in mind, but I’m not gonna say her name,” he teased, adding that “we have to do a lot of convincing for this particular actor, but we’ll see.”
Richardson went on to explain that although both the 1994 film and its sequel featured men in the central roles, in the comic book series, there have been several storylines over the years that have been about female characters who get their hands on the life-altering mask.
“One of the great things about the Mask is that anybody can get [it], so you can do a story about anyone and you could cast any comedian in the role,” Richardson shared.
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