When it comes to the all time great comedy movies of the 2000s, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is one of my personal favorites.
I mean c’mon, the movie has some of the best one liners in the game. I still find myself saying stuff like “ball me Blazer” and “that’s a bold strategy, Cotton” to this day, and I probably forever will.
But speaking of the 2004 movie, we now know that there is a sequel in the works as we speak.
According to Deadline, Vince Vaughn will star in the movie once again, and Jordan VanDina will be scripting it.
Although Rawson Marshall Thurber wrote and directed the original movie, it’s uncertain if he’ll be involved in the sequel.
We also don’t know if any of the other original cast will be joining Vaughn, such as Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Justin Long, Stephen Root, Alan Tudyk, Joel David Moore, Chris Williams, Missi Pyle, Gary Cole, Jason Bateman, and William Shatner.
With a $20 million budget, Dodgeball grossed more than $168 million worldwide. The original movie was about Pete LaFleur (Vaughn), a gym owner who decides to assemble a group of misfits from his gym to compete in a dodgeball tournament with a $50,000 prize in an effort to save the gym.
However, they have to get through Globo Gym owner White Goodman (Stiller) and his stacked team to win it all.
Thurber initially teased the idea of a sequel back in an interview with Deadline in 2021, saying:
“You know what – never say never. I never thought about ‘Dodgeball’ as a series, but that actually might be fun.
I’m really proud of ‘Dodgeball’ – it’s my first film and something people still really like it seems. I would say never say never, and it would have to be the right take on it.
But yeah, maybe.”
I know, I know, sequels to movies like Dodgeball typically end up being a dumpster fire, but you best believe I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for this one.