And it’s not the only Carrey film sequel to go ahead without involvement from the rubber-faced star. Think Dumb and Dumber sequel Dumb and Dumberer, Bruce Almighty sequel Evan Almighty, and Ace Ventura Pet Detective sequel Ace Ventura Jr.
So, does Jim Carrey have a debilitating sequel phobia? Could he be fearing the repercussions of a sinister voodoo curse? Is there some complex contractual issue? Or, is this all mere coincidence?
Son of the Mask is showing today – Tuesday 18th October – on Film 4 at 7.10pm