“The Mask” Creator Wants a Female-Led Reboot

Could we be getting a female-led The Mask reboot? Well, according to Mike Richardson — yes!

In honor of the film’s upcoming 25th anniversary, creator and Dark Horse Comics founder told Forbes that The Mask may not only return to the big screen, but he’s also actually in favor of the reboot being female-led feature over anything else. 

“I’d like to see a really good physical comedian [in the role]. I have one in mind, but I’m not gonna say her name. We have to do a lot of convincing for this particular actor, but we’ll see … You never know what’s coming in the future. We have some ideas,” he tells the outlet.

Should a reboot actually happen, Richardson thinks the portrayal would be closer to the original comic book — which essentially means a much darker character rather than Jim Carrey’s hilarious and lighthearted character. 

“I’d like it to be another character film about a person dealing with absolute power,” he added. “The whole theme of The Mask was we all say what we would do if we had absolute power, just like Stanley Ipkiss. When we get absolute power, we often resort to the most petty of endeavors and it’s overcoming our human nature and using the power for good.”