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Vince Vaughan wants to do a Dodgeball sequel but wants to get Ben Stiller on board

Rachel Lang

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Vince Vaughan wants to do a Dodgeball sequel but wants to get Ben Stiller on board

Dodgeball could be coming back to a movie theatre near you if Ben Stiller agrees to step into his Globo Gym purple kit to play obnoxious fitness guru White Goodman once again.

Justin Long, who played a weedy character by the same name in the hit 2004 film, told ComicBook.com that the team has bandied around the idea of getting the crew back together 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."

Stiller in the 2004 classic. Credit: 20th Century Fox.
Stiller in the 2004 classic. Credit: 20th Century Fox.

Long, 44, revealed that Vince Vaughn, who played the lead role in the original film of Peter La Fleur, is spearheading the campaign to bring Stiller around.

"It’s very risky, you don’t wanna s**t on the original, you want something just as good." he said.

"So I think he’s 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. So if you're looking for insider gossip on what the potential film could be about, you won't find it here.

Or anywhere, for that matter.

Long said: "I don’t wanna say what it is. I know Ben loves Dodgeball and loves that character. I remember how much fun he had playing it. He was always laughing."

The Average Joes in Dodgeball, 2004. Credit: 20th Century Fox.
The Average Joes in Dodgeball, 2004. Credit: 20th Century Fox.

Although Stiller has so far been hesitant about bringing back the Dodgeball team for another match, Long said the seed of a sequel idea has been planted after a 2017 cast reunion for charity.

"When we got together years later to do a little mini reunion for this charity and Ben put on the moustache again, I remember him talking about how happy it made him playing White Goodman again and how much fun that character was," Long added to ComicBook.com.

He then doubled down on the power being in the hands of Vaughn and his supposedly brilliant idea for a second film.

"I do know that Vince has a great idea for it and it’s just a matter of getting Ben on board," he said.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity

Rachel Lang
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