Step Brothers 2 Is The Only Sequel Will Ferrel Wants to Make

Posted 2017/07/03 0 0

Will Ferrell gives the world hope that a Step Brothers sequel could be on the way!


Will Ferrell stopped in to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen this week, fielding all manner of questions from viewers. One revolved around the possibility of sequels to his best-loved films, but it's not something the actor is hugely keen on.

"Just let 'em stand on their own," he said of the originals, insisting that there would not be sequels to Old School, Elf or A Night at the Roxbury.

Host Andy Cohen used the question as a jumping off point to investigate more sequel options. Asked if there’s a sequel he would like to do he went with a comedy classic that’s been rumored and wanted for years.

“I'd love to see a sequel of Kramer vs. Kramer. Oh! A movie I was in. We talked a little bit about Step Brothers,” Ferrell said. “So who knows? But, at the same time, you like to create new things.”

The Adam McKay-directed film earned $128.1 million at the box office, nearly double its production budget, and there has been talk of doing a Step Brothers sequel for years. In 2011, McKay told Screen Junkies that they had been playing with the idea of a Step Brothers sequel, saying “there’s way more fat to mined there.” The director went on to describe the potential plot of the sequel:

“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.”

Though Ferrell's interview with Cohen would suggest SNL's former Harry Caray impersonator is sequel-adverse, his filmography includes starring roles in "Daddy's Home 2" and "Anchorman 2" as well as supporting roles in "Zoolander 2" and "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," the follow-up to "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery."