Bad news, folks - according to Owen Wilson, that Wedding Crashers sequel isn't coming as soon as we hoped. The Hollywood icon sat down with Variety and clarified what exactly, according to him, is going on with production. Here are all of the details.
Earlier this week, the internet went wild as we caught wind of some exciting news: Production Weekly reported a project titled Wedding Crashers 2, starring Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Isla Fisher, and Rachel McAdams, is in the works at HBO Max. According to the publication, which prides itself as "the entertainment industry's leading source for... upcoming film and TV production," filming for the sequel will begin this August in Puerto Rico.
OWEN WILSON, VINCE VAUGHN, ISLA FISHER AND RACHEL MCADAMS are back for WEDDING CRASHERS 2, now in production and TO BE released by HBO MAX via Production Weekly pic.twitter.com/BnEduPUZB0— Jason (@jasonosia) June 3, 2021
The report didn't clarify if Will Ferrell, Jane Seymour, Bradley Cooper, and Christopher Walken are also set to return to our screens for a hilarious comeback. Vince Vaughn addressed a possible sequel back in November, saying that he'd discussed it with Wilson and director David Dobkin. "There has been an idea that is pretty good. So we are talking about that in the early stages," the Dodgeball star shared. But it seems that, despite initial reports, "talking" is pretty much all they've done so far.
"Some people are saying that you guys are going to be going in August, and that's not right," Wilson revealed during an interview with Variety about his upcoming Disney Plus series, Loki. The actor added that David Dobkin "has been working on something" and has been "talking with Vince." But sadly, that's about it; according to Owen, work on a sequel hasn't progressed much past initial chats.
But it's not for nothing; the Father Figure star and his former castmates want to make sure that they put out quality content. "If we all agree that we have a good idea, then we're trying to make something good," Wilson said. "But it's sort of figuring out what the idea would be and if we think we could do something worthwhile." Of course, it might be hard to live up to the original film, which earned $209 million domestically. But if anyone can do it, it's this hilarious crew.