19 years later, it looks like a Dodgeball sequel is finally in the works. after the star Justin Long said it could be a possibility, Deadline now reports that Vince Vaughn will star in and likely produce a sequel. The movie is said to be in “early development” and will be written by Jordan VanDina (The Binge).
The much-quoted 2004 original was written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, but it’s unclear if he’ll return for the sequel. There is no deputy director at the moment.
It’s also unknown who else could star in the film besides Vaughn. In addition to Vaughn and Long, the original Dodgeball starred Christine Taylor, Stephen Root, Joel David Moore, Chris Williams, Gary Cole, Jason Bateman, Hank Azaria, Alan Tudyk, Missi Pyle, and the late Rip Torn.
As for the story, all that is known so far is that the movie, if made, will pick up after the Average Joes won the high-profile dodgeball tournament, defeating Stiller’s Globo Gym. Vaughn is said to have come up with the idea for the sequel.
dodgeball done over $168 million in theaters against a reported budget of $20 million. The film contains numerous standout scenes and memorable moments that have spawned memes like “Bold move, Cotton” and quotes like “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” Also, once a year, ESPN transforms its ESPN 2 network into ESPN 8, airing unique sports like cherry spitting, rock skipping and more in homage to the movie.
Prior to this, Long said that Vaughn had an idea for a Dodgeball sequel, but was unsure if it would go ahead. Stiller might not have bought into the idea.
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