It's been nine long years since Step Brothers hit screens. Nine years since Brennan put his nut sack on Dale's drum set. Nine years since anyone licked a white dog shit. Nine years since the fucking Catalina wine mixer. Nine years too long.

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However, comedy legend Will Ferrell has just given fans of the film a glimmer of hope, as he has revealed details of a potential plot for a sequel.

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The star spoke to the New York Daily News and said that not only had he and Adam McKay chatted about the idea of doing a sequel, they had actually dreamt up a storyline where Brennan and Dale retire with their long-suffering parents.

The plot revolves around the pair moving to a retirement village - presumably with even more room for activities.

"We talked about Step Brothers and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things," Ferrell explained.

"We had a whole story where John (C. Reilly) 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."

Sounds perfect, but it could still be a long way off happening. Despite the popularity of the first film, Ferrell said that the idea of making a follow-up put him in a bit of a catch 22.

"The sequel thing is so funny because, we decided obviously to go down the road with Anchorman, and we made what I thought was a really great sequel, really funny," he said.

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"The entertainment media and fans beg you, and beg you, and beg you for sequels, and then you make it and you definitely have a fraction that's like, 'Well, not as good as the first one'. So I guess it's a catch-22. It's a nice catch-22, because people love the movies in the first place."

That said, it's not completely outside of the realms of possibility. After all, the curly-haired funny-man is no stranger to a sequel, having appeared in Anchorman 2 and Zoolander 2 to name just a couple.

Director Adam McKay says he wouldn't rule out the possibility of revisiting Step Brothers either, telling Rolling Stone that he thinks Dale and Brennan will get even funnier as they get older.

"Maybe we'd do it in 10 years," he said. "I said 'no' at one point. And then I realised it was foolish of me to say that, because the older they get, the funnier the joke may get. I definitely would not say no to that now. For a second I did, just 'cause comedy sequels are like the hardest thing to do 'cause half the joke's out of the bag already."

Sounds promising. All we can do is hope.

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Stewart Perrie

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