Will Ferrell’s big screen track record is spotty; for every Old School or Anchorman, there’s a Bewitched or Land Of The Lost. Step Brothers is one of the brighter spots in his filmography though, and a box office hit to boot, and it looks like we might be getting a sequel in the future.
The 2008 comedy brought Ferrell and John C. Reilly together for a second time – playing two man-children, whose single parents marry – and fans have been clamouring for more from the dynamic duo for years. Ferrell has now somewhat, maybe, sort of confirmed that there might be some plans.
Whilst on Watch What Happens Live to promote his new film The House, Ferrell admitted that there were no plans for sequels to Elf or Old School but said:
“we talked a little bit about Step Brothers, so who knows… but at the same time, you like to create new things.”
Sure, it’s a bit thin, but it could be the boost that Step-bros have been searching for. Let’s just hope that it’s better than the Anchorman and Zoolander sequels!In 2011, director Adam McKay told Screen Junkies that they had been playing with the idea of a Step Brothers sequel, outlining the plot a potential sequel would explore:
“One of them’s married and has a kid. They’re still kind of goofballs but they’ve taken three or four steps. Then we have an idea for something that knocks him back to square one, and of the brothers, John C. Reilly sort of instigates it, like ‘we can’t take this anymore.’ And things go really bad, their lives kind of fall apart. They have to pull it back together is sort of the basic structure.”
The wheels could definitely be in motion, but in the meantime, we’ve got the upcoming Holmes And Watson to satisfy our Ferrell/Reilly needs.
HOLMES AND WATSON will be released in 2018.