The prospect of a sequel to the hit comedy Step Brothers, starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, has been in the offing for some time but now fans have finally been given a glimpse of what the follow-up could focus on.
Initially Ferrell seemed hesitant to return to the premise for a second time, having had his fingers burned by the poorly-received Anchorman 2.
And while there are still no concrete plans for men-children Dale Doback and Brennan Huff to return to the big screen, Ferrell and the first film’s director, Adam McKay, do have a clear idea of what the sequel would focus on.
Speaking in an interview with Daily News, Ferrell suggested both he and McKay are keen on developing Step Brothers 2 and even have a pretty good premise in mind for the follow-up.
“We talked about ‘Step Brothers,’ and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things,” Ferrell said.
“We had a whole story where John and I follow our parents to live in a retirement community and try to convince them that we earned the right to retire as well.”
Though Ferrell was keen to stress there are no plans to move forward with the idea just yet, the fact that he’s even talking about it, having once dismissed the idea is progress.
His pitch for the sequel sounds pretty good too and a premise with plenty of comedic potential. in the meantime, Ferrell is busy promoting another sequel to one of his films – Daddy’s Home 2.
A follow-up to the 2015 hit starring Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, the sequel also features John Lithgow and Mel Gibson and is fast shaping up to be a must-see for comedy fans.
The Anchorman actor could be tempted to return to Step Brothers if the film proves successful when it is released on November 16 in the UK. Watch this space.
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