Dodgeball sequel is finally in the works with Vince Vaughan set to return
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It is finally happening. No, not the second coming of Jesus. Think better...bigger.
Yes, that's right. Dodgeball is finally getting a sequel.
The man himself, Peter La Fleur (played by Vince Vaughn) will return for the second foray into Dodgeball-land.
According to Deadline, Vaughn will star and likely produce the sequel to the 2004 smash hit.
The script has been written by Jordan VanDina, who brought us The Binge back in 2020.
If you haven't seen that, it's the same concept as The Purge, but a day when drugs and booze are legal and teens go wild and hilarity ensues.
Anyway, back to Dodgeball.
It's in early development at 20th Century Studios, but there is doubt over who will be involved with the sequel and who will join Vaughn on-screen.
There's a stellar cast to choose from, and last we heard Vaughn was trying to convince Ben Stiller to don his Globo Gym purple kit to play obnoxious fitness guru White Goodman once again.
Long said: "Of course I would love to do it and I hope that it ends up happening, but I think Ben [Stiller] is a little… what he told me on that podcast was that he’s a little trepidatious about doing a sequel to something so beloved, something that people enjoy so much that."
Long went on to describe the idea of a sequel as 'very risky'.
"You don’t wanna s**t on the original, you want something just as good." he said.
"So I think [Stiller] is a little wary of that, of trying to recreate something that was very specific to that time, but I hope he comes around on it."
He added: "Vince is a very convincing person, so I’m just hoping Vince can convince him with his idea. It’s a funny idea."
But Long remained tight-lipped about what the idea actually is.
"I don’t wanna say what it is, " he said.
"I know Ben loves Dodgeball and loves that character. I remember how much fun he had playing it. He was always laughing."
So there is no word on whether or not Stiller will join the cast, but here's hoping.
After all, he's already proven he can dodge a wrench and a ball.