Grab some vials of Tiger Blood, and get ready to start winning, people. Charlie Sheen is back in the news as the Cleveland Indians make their way through the World Series. And with the spotlight back on the former Two and a Half Men star, he's also updating fans on the progress of Major League 3, an unexpected sequel to the series that linked him to the Tribe in the first place. Sheen sounds very positive about the sequel happening, stating:
David Ward [who wrote and directed Major League] wrote the script for Major League 3, which is as good as the first one. ... We have been trying to get it done for a few years. There have been some hang-ups with the rights. ... The script that we've all been sitting on is pure gold and absolutely shootable. It's David Ward at his best. I mean, this is the guy who won the Oscar for writing The Sting. We could be in preproduction tomorrow.
Wow. That sounds like they are ready to go. So what's the hold up? Understandably, Charlie Sheen isn't a bankable movie star anymore, so greenlighting a sequel to one of his properties from the late '80s and early '90s may not be fiscally sound. At the same time, the film industry LOVES nostalgia, and if the Cleveland Indians are able to close out this World Series against the Chicago Cubs, this might be the golden opportunity to get Major League 3 off the ground. Sheen went on to tell THR about the plot, explaining:
You find the Vaughn character selling cars, and his arm is so shot that if you buy a car from him, he'll play catch with your kid in the parking lot. And then there is an ex who shows up, who he had a tryst with a couple decades ago, and she has a twentysomething kid, who is now in the Cleveland organization, throwing about 102 mph. So, the story pretty much focuses on that. The kid does not like me. We do not like each other. It bookends our story, but it also passes the torch.
Revisiting the past to set up a potential future franchise. It recently worked for JJ Abrams' Star Trek, who recruited Leonard Nimoy to pass the torch to a new generation. Is there a young Charlie Sheen out there, willing to play the son of Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn?
Do you even want Major League 3 to be a thing that happens? Or is Charlie Sheen blowing smoke just to keep the vapors of his career alive? Weigh in below, and let us know what you think.