​'Step Brothers' Director Says Sequel Could Be Happening

The film that inspired us all to create more space for activities in our lives turns 10 this year, believe it or not - and according to the film's director, the time could be right for a follow-up movie.

We're talking, of course, about the absolute belter that is Step Brothers, the 2008 comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C Reilly as two man-children thrown together after their parents shack up.

After we saw Dale and Brennan smash it at the Catalina Wine Mixer, we've been left wondering what became of them. Is Brennan still with his hot therapist? Is the karaoke business still going strong? Most importantly, is that epic boat-treehouse still there?

Thankfully, director Adam McKay has revealed that a sequel could be on its way to answer all of our questions.

In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, he said: "It is very possible in five years, because I don't think the Step Brothers idea gets worse the older these guys get.

"We could all look at each other and go, 'all right, let's go do it'.

"A while ago I said 'No way we're doing it', but I thought about it.

"I was like 'Why am I saying that? We definitely could end up doing that'."

He added: "So who knows?"

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McKay also toyed with the idea back in 2014, telling Collider: "We have a whole story, an outline, that we're happy with. We were ready to go, and you know the story of [how] we got the call on Anchorman 2.

"We're not gonna do it now, 'cause we just did a sequel, I don't wanna get into the sequel business too much. It was kind of a novelty to do one of them and it was certainly very interesting and I had never done anything like it.

"So I want to go make some original movies - or you know, The Big Short is an adaptation but do some different stuff. But who knows? Two to three years, three to four years. I mean the funny thing with Step Brothers is if those guys are in their fifties it still works, so we could easily return to that, but for now no sequels."

And Will Ferrell seems for it, too. He appeared on Watch What Happens Life With Andy Cohen last summer, and he was asked about whether or not he'd like to do a sequel for any of the films he'd starred in.

Ferrell said: "We talked a little bit about Step Brothers...

"So who knows? But, at the same time, you like to create new things."

Can we get John C Reilly on the phone? Surely if he's in as well, we're sorted?

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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