Fans of the 1994 comedy “Dumb and Dumber” rejoiced after news that a sequel with all the original actors and directors is in the works. Peter Farrelly, co-director of the first film with his brother Bobby, announced that a “Dumb and Dumber 2” really is happening and that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will reprise their roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne.
But wait, wasn’t there already a sequel? Not according to Farrelly; none of the original cast or directors were involved, so it doesn’t count. “We did not do ‘Dumb and Dumberer,’” he said. “That was a studio thing.” Sean Anders and John Morris, the writing duo responsible for “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” and the upcoming “The Three Stooges,” will reportedly write the film.
As of right now, all we know is that the film will happen; there isn’t any information about the plot itself. This allows us to have all the fun of speculating about which elements of the original movie will be included. Will Lloyd fall off the terminal again? What happened to the blind kid who bought their dead bird? Does Lloyd ever make it on his “one in a million chance” with the beautiful Mary? And, most importantly, do the orange and blue tuxedos make reappear? Please, please let the tuxedos make a comeback!
Of course, Harry and Lloyd will engage in some new shenanigans. I hope the movie fills us in on what they’ve been up to all this time. Do they still live together? Are they still in Aspen, and does Aspen still love them? Will the movie be another road trip and, if so, where will they go?
Another direction the writers could take is cashing in on some current popular film genres. Harry could spend the whole movie biting his lip and agonizing over whether he should date a sparkly vampire or a topless werewolf. They could go for a cruise on Titanic 2, and the ship will sink. Harry and Lloyd could fight off zombies, all while just looking for a Twinkie. Or, they could find themselves in a death arena, fighting for their lives against 22 other middle-aged man-children, and ultimately use the power of their love to triumph in the end! On second thought, let’s hope the writers have more originality than that.
Whatever direction the plot takes, I’m excited for the upcoming film. Any chance to see Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels together in the awesome duo that is Harry and Lloyd will be worth the long wait for the real sequel.
What do you hope to see in “Dumb and Dumber 2?” Are there any adventures that you hope the guys get up to?