Actor Vince Vaughn appeared to do more than hint at a possible sequel to “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” when he said he’s shown an idea to the studio, which likes his plan.
During the 52-year-old actor’s appearance on Wednesday at the premiere for his upcoming movie “Christmas with the Campbells,” Vaughn responded to the report that a sequel to the hit 2004 comedy could happen and was only awaiting actor Ben Stiller’s approval.
“They’ve always talked about these things forever and I had an idea that was fun and the studio likes it, so we’ll see where it goes,” the actor explained.
“I think Ben is open to doing it, I think he’s in the same boat as me actually which is if it’s a really fun and great idea then that’s fun, but if it’s just something to go do it again then why?” he added.
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“I think Ben [Stiller] is open to doing it, I think he’s in the same boat as me actually which is if it’s a really fun and great idea then that’s fun,” said Vaughn https://t.co/PhJNxBrQNE pic.twitter.com/saMNsoynr7
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“You would just want to make sure going into Dodgeball that it feels like a nice continuation and a story that could stand on its own,” the actor continued. “I think for all of us if it feels right and it’s funny, it would be something to go back to, and if it’s not, it’s just another idea getting kicked around.”
Vaughn’s comments come after his costar on the “Dodgeball” movie, Justin Long, shared recently that he would definitely be open to doing a sequel to the comedy hit.
“Of course I would love to do it and I hope that it ends up happening, but I think Ben is a little … what he told me on that podcast was that he’s a little trepidatious about doing a sequel to something so beloved, something that people enjoy so much,” Long shared at the time.
“It’s very risky,” he added. “You don’t wanna s*** on the original, you want something just as good. So I think he’s a little wary of that, of trying to recreate something that was very specific to that time, but I hope he comes around on it.”
“I know Ben loves dodgeball and loves that character,” the actor added. “I remember how much fun he had playing it. He was always laughing. When we got together years later to do a little mini reunion for this charity and Ben put on the mustache again I remember him talking about how how [sic] happy it made him playing White Goodman again and how much fun that character was. I do know that Vince has a great idea for it and it’s just a matter of getting Ben on board.”