Are you ready to grab life by 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 left fans begging for a sequel. As we all know, comedy sequels are rarely as good as the originals, especially for those developed so long after the first movie, but Dodgeball 2 keeps coming up again and again.
While chatting with ComicBook.com, Justin Long was asked about Dodgeball 2, and he revealed that Vince Vaughn actually has a plan for a sequel and it’s just a matter of getting Ben Stiller onboard.
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 parody of Christmas movies that I have coming out this December called Christmas with the Campbells; so I had just been around Vince a lot, and Vince had been telling me that he has this great idea for a sequel. I don’t know if he had yet pitched it to Ben, but I kind of set up the pitch, I felt like I should facilitate the pitch.
Justin Long continued, “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 that. It’s very risky, you don’t wanna s–t 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. Vince is a very convincing person, so I’m just hoping Vince can convince him with his idea. It’s a funny idea, I don’t wanna say what it is.” Although it remains to be seen whether Dodgeball 2 will ever happen, the cast did get back together in 2017 for a little mini-reunion to benefit the Stiller Foundation, a nonprofit which supports children around the world by providing educational opportunities to help them realize their full potential.
If the gang does get back together, would you like to see Dodgeball 2 or should they leave it alone?