Vince Vaughn will return to star in a sequel to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, EW can confirm. The project is in early development at 20th Century Studios and Jordan VanDina (The Binge, Animaniacs) will write the script. No further details, including other returning cast or storyline, are available.
Rawson Marshall Thurber wrote and directed the first 2004 movie. He centred on a group of misfits who enter a dodgeball tournament in Las Vegas. To save their local gym from the onslaught of a corporate fitness chain. Vaughn starred as Peter La Fleur. Also, the owner of the gym rallies the ragtag group of employees and devoted customers to square off against opposing fitness chain leaders. Also, health nut White Goodman (Ben Stiller).
Is There Going To Be A Dodgeball 2?
Start your dodgeball training now because Dodgeball 2 is happening. Deadline reported that people are expecting Vince Vaughn to star and most likely produce Dodgeball 2. Jordan VanDina will write the script for the film. Also, it’s currently in early development at 20th Century Studios.
A Dodgeball sequel has been talked about for years. Also, the development of a second film wasn’t substantial until now. Vince revealed that he had an idea for a Dodgeball sequel in 2022. So, maybe that’s what got the ball rolling.
“They’ve always talked about these things forever and I had a fun idea and the studio likes it. So, we’ll see where it goes,” Vince told The Hollywood Reporter in December 2022.
Dodgeball 2 Cast
Vince Vaughn is the only main cast member who is ready to return for the Dodgeball sequel as of right now. Since the film is in early development, additional casting has not been announced. In his December 2022 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Vince hinted that Ben Stiller is opening to return as White Goodman, Pete’s dodgeball archnemesis.
The first film had a treasure trove of comedy talent that could return for the film. Also, includes Christine Taylor as Kate Veatch, Justin Long as Justin Redman, and Stephen Root as Gordon Pibb. However, Alan Tudyk as Steve “Pirate” Cowan, Joel David Moore as Owen Dittman, Chris Williams as Dwight Baumgarten, Missi Pyle as Fran Stalinovskovichdaviddivichski, Gary Cole as Cotton McKnight, Jason Bateman as Pepper Brooks. Also, William Shatner was The Dodgeball Chancellor. Given Justin Long’s previous comments about doing a sequel, he’s most likely in.
What Was The First Dodgeball Movie About?
Dodgeball follows Peter LaFleur, the owner of the Average Joe’s gym. When Peter needs to raise $50,000 to keep his gym, he assembles a dodgeball team to enter a tournament in Las Vegas. The grand prize is the $50,000 he needs.
Peter’s gym owner’s enemy, White Goodman. He gets a whiff of what Peter is doing and decides to form a dodgeball team as well. The Average Joe’s team felt devastated when their coach, Patches O’Houlihan, died from a falling sign. After a series of unexpected events, Chuck Norris reinstates the Average Joe after they forfeit.
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