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The Cable Guy 2 - Will It Ever Happen?

The filmography of Jim Carrey boasts a wide array of projects, but the Canadian actor is primarily known for his comedic talents. From "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" to "Dumb & Dumber," the actor dominated the '90s as Hollywood's goofiest funny man, becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the entertainment industry as a result. During that period, he also starred in "The Cable Guy," a polarizing pitch-black comedy that takes aim at the oversaturation of media.

"The Cable Guy" tells the story of an architect (played by Matthew Broderick) who incurs the wrath of a vengeful television installation worker (Carrey) after he rejects their friendship. The titular cable guy then proceeds to try and ruin the protagonist's life by getting him fired, arrested, and stalking him. Carrey's performance is menacing and proved that there was more to his arsenal than silly slapstick.

Carrey recently reprised his "Cable Guy" role for a Super Bowl ad (via Entertainment Weekly), but can fans expect a sequel to the 1996 movie down the line?

The Cable Guy 2 is unlikely to happen

Jim Carrey's return as The Cable Guy appears to be a one-off for Super Bowl season. No announcements pertaining to a sequel or reboot have been made at the time of this writing, so fans shouldn't get their hopes up for the time being. "The Cable Guy 2" also seems unlikely if Carrey's attitude toward sequels is anything to go by.

As CinemaBlend notes, Carrey previously stated that he's "not a big sequel guy" and believes they're a "function of commerce." Furthermore, the actor isn't interested in repeating himself and potentially tainting the legacy of the fan-favorite characters he portrayed in the past. "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," he added.

At the same time, the actor also said that he's open to reprising roles for characters he "enjoyed" playing, so perhaps he'd consider a "Cable Guy" sequel if the idea was pitched to him. The fact he returned to the role for the Super Bowl ad suggests that he had some fun playing a life-ruining stalker, so never say never.