Vince Vaughn is returning to Average Joe’s Gym for a “Dodgeball” sequel being developed by 20th Century Studios.
“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” has been a fan favorite comedy for nearly two decades, with Vaughn taunting ideas of a sequel for nearly the past ten years. “Dodgeball,” written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, brought in $168.4 million at the box office when it was released in 2004.
Last November, one of the “Dodgeball” stars, Justin Long, let news slip that Vince Vaughn had pitched an idea for the plot of the sequel but that he was waiting on approval from Ben Stiller. Long told reporters, “Of course I would love to do it and I hope that it ends up happening, but I think Ben [Stiller] is a little. . . trepidatious about doing a sequel to something so beloved.”
Stiller and Thurber’s views on the sequel are unknown, as well as their involvement in the production. Thurber has been said to be supportive of a sequel, but it has not been announced whether he will sign onto the film or not. As of now, Vaughn is the only returning character that has been 100% confirmed, and Jordan VanDina has been hired to write the movie script.
There is currently no information on when they are aiming to begin filming or even casting. Attempting to create a sequel of a well-loved classic is a risky move, but fans can’t say they aren’t excited by the news. With all of Vince Vaughn’s continued success, he may just be able to pull off another popular Dodgeball film.