Eighteen years ago, Dodgeball teams started popping up everywhere because of the film “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.”
Now, there are rumblings that Vince Vaughn, who starred in the original, is leading the charge for a sequel, “Dodgeball 2.”
The 2004 comedy starred Vaughn and Ben Stiller as rival gym owners who square off in a dodgeball tournament. Justin Long co-starred as one of the team members.
In a recent interview with Comicbook.com, Long explained that Vaughn has a perfect pitch for a sequel, but there’s one catch. Or should I say dodge? They need Ben Stiller back to pull it off.
“Ben is a little trepidatious about doing a sequel to something so beloved, something that people enjoy so much” Long told the outlet”
“It’s very risky, and you don’t wanna s–t on the original, you want something just as good. So I think he’s a little wary 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 want to say what it is.”Justin Long- interview with comicbook.com
So, until Vaughn can convince Stiller of a sequel, we’ll have to relive the old highlights.
feature image from Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.” via youtube