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Wedding Crashers Director On Why There Hasn’t Been a Sequel

June 18, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers has remained a one-and-done despite being a massive financial success, and its director explained why in a new interview. David Dobkin spoke with Collider for a new interview and was asked why a sequel hasn’t come together.

“Everybody keeps hitting me up about a Wedding Crashers sequel,” he said. “We don’t have a script that we’re there with yet. For many, many years every year I got offered to do a sequel, there were some big deals on the table. And none of us wanted to do a retread of the same movie again. Anything within those first years that we talked about was the same movie, and we were like, ‘Why?’ Financially I probably shouldn’t have done that, but I did (laughs). And Vince and Owen didn’t want to do it either.”

He added that he is up for a potential sequel if a goodf story can be come up with, saying, “10 years later, when I was asked again and I hung up the phone after saying no, I thought about it and I’m like, ‘Well I’d be curious what it’d be like for guys in their late 40s who end up being single again and have to go back out in the world. What a weird, difficult, challenging story that is.’ And as long as there’s a real story in the middle of it, to me, it can be a movie.”

The film starred Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper, Christopher Walken, and Jane Seymour and grossed $288.5 million worldwide on a budget of just $40 million when it released in 2005.

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