‘Dumb and Dumber 2′ Title Confirmed; Script Nearing Completion

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:28 pm,

dumb dumber sequel title Dumb and Dumber 2 Title Confirmed; Script Nearing Completion

For a while it looked like Dumb and Dumber 2 might not be happening after all, following Jim Carrey saying that he stepped away from the sequel. Co-star Jeff Daniels later clarified that the project is indeed coming together slower than Carrey had hoped for, but that the Farrelly Brothers are still intent on making the film (with Carrey) as soon as next year.

Bobby Farrelly lent further credence to that claim last month, while discussing the setup for the comedic followup to his and brother Pete Farrelly’s beloved lowbrow comedy. Now, both siblings have confirmed that the sequel will indeed be titled Dumb and Dumber To, as long rumored.

The Farrellys made the ‘announcement’ via Twitter, telling their followers “You also might be interested to know that we are almost done with the Dumb and Dumber To (sic) script. [We] think you’re going to like it.” However, the siblings refrained from spilling the beans on any other details – such as whether either Harry or Lloyd will be married in the sequel – other than to offer assurances that “they’re the same old guys” from the first film.

For our money: Dumb and Dumber To is an amusing title, but we were pulling for the sequel to be called Dumb and Dumber Too instead, since it would’ve worked as a funny, intentional, misuse of grammar – a reference to this technically being the third installment – after the woebegone prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (which the Farrellys were not responsible for) – and even a nod to how this followup will be arriving some two decades after the original.

On the other hand, at least the title pun is more appropriate here than with Star Trek Into Darkness, right? Moving on…

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The quality of the Farellys’ movie output has been mixed since their ‘crowning achievement’ There’s Something About Mary back in 1998 – as evidenced by the varying reactions to raunchy comedies like Shallow Hal, The Heartbreak Kid, Hall Pass, and this year’s tamer offering, Three Stooges. It’s for that reason that many fans of the original D&Der are interested in Dumb and Dumber To, and remain cautiously optimistic about how it will turn out.

Carrey’s star has likewise been traveling a rough road over the past decade, but stands to be rejuvenated by his role as Colonel Stars in next year’s Kick-Ass 2. Daniels, meanwhile, has been doing well thanks to an ongoing role in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom and featured roles in movies like this week’s Looper. Hence, the two are actually in decent shape to return to their Dumb and Dumber roles – and attempt to recapture ‘the magic’ – so many years after the fact.

More on Dumb and Dumber To as the story develops.

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  1. So Carrey is or isn’t reprising his role in the film?

    • Sorry, I originally neglected to mention that the Farrellys intend for Carrey to appear in Dumber and Dumber To.

      For clarification: by all accounts, Carrey wants to make the sequel, but he ‘stepped away’ from it because studio heads have been hesitant about giving it an official greenlight.

      • You mean 2? Not “To”.

        • No, Lloyd, she meant ‘To’. You really think she’s that dumb?

        • No she did indeed mean ‘to’ that’s the joke. Instead of ’2′ they used ‘to’ to emphasize the dumb. If it has to be explained, you might want to skip this movie.

        • If you read the article, you’d see that it is “to”, not 2. Read the article in it’s entirety before you make a comment like that.

  2. Rise Of The Dumb and The Dumber: The Dark Journey a Long Time Ago Into The Future

  3. Well we can always have Steve Carell to replace Jim if he’s not coming back….

    • NO! no………. *shakes head*

    • NO! NO! NO GOD NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  4. All I know is, if there is no Jim, there is no me seeibg this movie.

    • No Jim Carrey, they better forget about it

  5. After The Hobbit, this is actually my next most anticipated movie. Hope it happens, but only if both Carrey and Daniels star.

  6. it will be hilarious to see jeff daniels once again portray this character after seeing him so serious on the newsroom

  7. I like ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ but I also like

    ‘Dumb and Dumbestest’

    • Laaaame…..that would be terrible.

  8. I wait for this :)

  9. I can’t wait for this, lol sorry bout that.

  10. Ghostbusters without Murray and this without Carrey, no point making either movie without the star turns. If however, both reprise I shall be another 30 plus adult in the queue at the cinema remembering the ‘good ol days’ :)

    • From the sounds of Ghostbusters 3 though Bill Murray is acting like a dick. He seems to be pulling off the worst s*** and then pretending it never happened and it was a big joke.

      • Bill Murray just want the script to be sold, like Garfield: The Movie.

  11. Personally ‘Dumb and Dumber’ felt fine without a sequel as it had no loose ends.

    Ghost Busters 3 is the same but atleast there has been fans demanding that for years…

    • Ah, maybe there haven’t been any fans in your circle calling for a sequel to Dumb and Dumber, but in my circle, we all have. You should avoid the temptation to think the world revolves around you.

  12. I always call any announced sequel to Paranormal Activity “Paranormaler Activity” but that’s not a comedy, that’s just me making fun of those movies, lol.

  13. I prefer to consider Kingpin as the Farrelly Bro’s crowning achievement. Kingpin and D&D are both imho better than There’s Something About Mary. Count me as one of the cautiously optimistic folks for the second D&D.

    “You’re on a gravy train with biscuit wheels.”

  14. Can’t wait to see the movie. Me and my kids loved the original

  15. Ok, I loved dumb and dumber, especially dream fight in the restraunt, but what have Lloyd and harry been doing for TWO decades?

  16. I hope the opening scene is Harry & Lloyd in their own store, ‘I Got Worms’. The rest of the script would practically write itself.

  17. Not hep on seeing DDto, but would enjoy watching JC in a guest role on “Newsroom.”

  18. kick his ass seabass

  19. kick ass seabass

  20. Hope it kicks ass seabass

  21. Alec Baldwin can replace Carey hes great

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