Fifteen years on from the original’s theatrical release, and after multiple false starts, it seems that Wedding Crashers 2 may finally be making some headway towards becoming a material reality. At least according to the latest tasty morsels of information offered up by Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, and director David Dobkin.
During a recent interview to promote Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest film, of which Ferrell and McAdams co-star in, the actors had this to say.
“Wedding Crashers 2, yeah… I think we can just say it’s being written,” teases Ferrell.
“How about if it’s just the lawyers representing everyone in divorce court?” And just make it like a legal courtroom drama, not funny at all.”
“It’d be nice to go back and have a romp,” says McAdams.
“Will and I actually never met on [the first] film, because he was doing a cameo…we were like ships passing. I was always wishing another opportunity would come along, where we’d actually be in the same scene together.”
The sequel to the hit 2005 comedy film had famously been announced back in 2014, and then again in 2016, before obviously amounting to nothing. But it appears as though things are really turning around this time. Especially given the recent comments of Dobkin regarding the project’s status.
“Everybody keeps hitting me up about a Wedding Crashers sequel,” says Dobkin.
“For many, many years – every year I got offered to do the sequel, there were some very big deals on the table. And none of us wanted to do a retread of the same movie again.”
“I saw something that seemed like a good start.”
Cards are clearly being kept very close to chests.
More to come.