Yep, you read right Ace Ventura 3 is going to be a thing!
No, we’re not talking about Ace Ventura Jr. Pet Detective, and we will never speak that movie’s name again.
We’re talking about a REAL Ace Ventura film, (hopefully) WITH Jim Carrey.
So what do we know?
The film will be the third in the series
The wackiness that is Ace Ventura hit the screens for the first time in 1994.
We met Ace just as he’s being put on the case to find the missing mascot for the Miami Dolphins – which is you guessed it a dolphin.
We then follow him into a second film, When Nature Calls, released just a year later.
Ace switches the urban jungle of America to Africa to locate a missing bat.
And then… the franchise went quiet.
It will be written by the crew who brought you Sonic the Hedgehog
Carrey played the villain in the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Doctor Eggman.
As a result he met writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller, who also worked with him on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – which is yet to be released.
Now Carrey will work with the writers on the much-anticipated third installment of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
We know nothing about the cast so far, and not even Carrey himself has been confirmed.
But given it’s the third (and probably last) instalment in the series, it surely must include the OG pet detective.
Ace Ventura 3 release date
No release date has yet been confirmed for the film, and we don’t yet know where it will film.
Given none of that is locked in, it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing the movie before 2023.
Where can we watch it?
The production company behind the first two Ace Ventura movies, Morgan Creek Entertainment, confirmed the franchise would “see a new day at Amazon as a major motion picture”.
So how do we know it’s definitely happening?
We may be scarce on details so far, but the fact Morgan Creek Entertainment put out a statement confirming the third film is a pretty undeniable indicator it’s going to happen.
“We’re pretty excited about our franchise developments with ‘Exorcist’ and the Ace Ventura franchise – it’s noticeable from the 3 million fans chatting on the official Facebook page for Ace Ventura that audiences are clamouring for a third instalment… During COVID, audiences have been in love and are thrilled to have beloved characters brought back with new stories. Ace Ventura will see a new day at Amazon as a major motion picture/theatrical with the Sonic the Hedgehog writers.”
So we’ll all just have to sit tight while waiting for more details for this film that we’ve been waiting DECADES for (no pressure).
Where to steam Ace Ventura now
Ace Ventura Pet Detective and Ace Venture When Nature calls can be streamed now on Stan.
Watch now: Stan.com.au
Watch: Ace Venture Trailer
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