The 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers came in the middle of a golden period for the likes of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. And now it appears the wheels are in motion to finally bring a sequel to pass. Collider reports that one of the stars of that picture, Australian actress Isla Fisher, dropped a big bit of news. She let it be known that during one of her chats with Vaughn, the actor told her this was indeed going ahead. Holy!
Whilst confirmation is yet to come through officially from any party on the matter, it is still an exciting development for those that enjoyed the original. But there is also the thought that this little tidbit from Fisher was a means of gauging the public's reaction. You know, to see if it is something they (really) want to pursue. How cynical.
05 Flick Had Moments of Glory But Could Be Improved
Aside from some hilariously crude moments from Will Ferrell and some quirky moments from Fisher herself, Wedding Crashers was a very formulaic comedy that stuck to the script and never ventured into anything that enthralling. Against counterparts like Old School, which had Wilson's brother Luke alongside Ferrell and Vaughn, that picture managed to utilize a fairly standard synopsis. All while also creating some truly memorable scenes and quotes.
Maintaining a 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Wedding Crashers might have enough credits in the bank to get back into the party once more. Perhaps we should listen out for any other cast members to update us on progress. So keep an eye on the likes of Bradley Cooper, Christopher Walken or Rachel McAdams.
Comedy Sequels Often Bomb, Could This Be A Rare Success?
A follow up to a comedy is a tough gig. Just take a glimpse at Anchorman 2, Zoolander 2, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Dumb and Dumber To - the list is endless and horrific. So is a hilariously successful Wedding Crashers 2 too much to ask for given that track record?
There are a few examples that might give a glimmer of hope. From Wayne's World 2 to Ride Along 2, 22 Jump Street, Toy Story 2 and Ghostbusters II, the studio don't always screw up a classic. Fingers firmly crossed.