Robin Williams Says A Sequel To The Birdcage Is Being Worked On

As great a performer as he may be, Robin Williams hasn't always had the greatest success when it comes to choosing film roles (how is it possible that one man made Old Dogs, License To Wed, RV, Patch Adams and Jack?). But while his worst films are pretty god-awful, he has a handful of titles that are not only praised, but cherished. One of these titles, while not overwhelmingly applauded by critics when it was first released, is The Birdcage, which not only features one of Williams' best performances, but is a pretty damn funny movie to boot. Today we learn that the 1996 film may not be the last we see of Armand Goldman.

Speaking with MovieHole, Williams began discussing potential sequels to some of his previous hit films. While it would seem that there's no hope for Mrs. Doubtfire 2 or Good Morning, Chicago (a follow-up to Good Morning, Vietnam), there is still hope for a Birdcage 2. Rather than flat out denying the possibility, the comedian told the site that there is work being done to try and bring back the characters. "They’re trying to figure out which [story] to write for that," Williams said. "We will see what happens." In addition to Williams, the original, directed by Mike Nichols starred Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockart and Hank Azaria. The film was based on the play La Cage Aux Folles by Jean Poiret and was about a gay couple that has to pretend to be straight so that they can appease the conservative parents of their son's fiance.

I know many people are going to hate on this idea, but if they can come up with a solid story that the actors agree with, then I don't see why it would be a bad thing to revisit the characters. My only request? More Agador Spartacus!

Eric Eisenberg
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