It's easy to forget that "Bruce Almighty" was massive hit, taking in over $480 million worldwide nearly a decade ago. And when Carrey declined to star in a sequel, Carell took over in "Evan Almighty," which flopped and couldn't even get to half of what its predecessor did. Well, Carrey needs a new franchise, Universal wouldn't mind a big hit, and thus Variety reports that Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel ("Hot Tub Time Machine," "Yes Men") have been hired to write a sequel.
Of course, this is all very, very early days. No word if Tom Shadyac will be back; he hasn't directed anything since 'Evan' except his New Age-y documentary "I Am." Also, no mention of Morgan Freeman or Steve Carell, though we presume God will definitely come back, while we could see Evan show up in some kind of cameo.
But really, this is just another sign of Hollywood's creative bankruptcy; and they wonder why the box office is declinig. Do we need to see Carrey with God-like powers again? No. Are we going to? Probably.