Dodgeball 2: Justin Long says Vince Vaughn has a plan for the sequel

Are you ready to grab life with the ball again? Since its release nearly twenty years ago, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story has become a classic sports comedy… which of course has fans begging for one successor. As we all know, comedy sequels are rarely as good as the originals, especially for those developed so long after the first film, but Dodgeball 2 keeps popping up again and again.

While chatting with ComicBook.comJustin Long was asked Dodgeball 2and he revealed that Vince Vaughn does indeed have a plan for a sequel, and it’s just a matter of getting Ben Stiller on board.

I do a podcast with my brother called Life is short and when we had Ben Stiller on and I asked Ben about this because I had just worked with Vince Vaughn again. Vince wrote this movie, it’s like a Christmas movie parody that I’m coming out in December called Christmas with the Campbells; so I had just been around Vince a lot and Vince had told me that he has this great idea for a sequel. I don’t know if he had hit it to Ben yet, but I stepped up the pitch a little bit, I felt like I had to lighten up the pitch.

Justin Long continued, “Of course I would love to do it and I hope it ends up happening, but I think Ben is a little bit, what he told me on that podcast was that he’s a little bit apprehensive about doing a sequel to something so loved, something that people enjoy it so much. It’s very risky, you don’t want to shit 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 gets around to it. Vince is a very persuasive person so I just hope Vince can convince him with his idea. It’s a funny idea, I won’t say what it is.” Although it remains to be seen whether Dodgeball 2 will ever happen, the cast got back together in 2017 for a while mini-reunion to benefit the Stiller Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports children around the world by providing educational opportunities to help them realize their full potential.

If the gang gets back together, you’ll want to see Dodgeball 2 or should they leave it alone?

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