Wait, Wedding Crashers 2 Might Actually Be Happening?
When Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson reunited on the campus of Google for the 2013 comedy The Internship, most of us figured that's the closest we'd get to Wedding Crashers 2 (especially since that comedy didn't light the world on fire, seemingly extinguishing any hope of rekindling the Wedding Crashers fun). Lo and behold, though, original Wedding Crashers co-star Isla Fisher just appeared on the Today show to plug Nocturnal Animals, and she let it slip that a sequel is coming together. Sort of. When asked about Wedding Crashers 2, Isla Fisher exclaimed:
Wedding Crashers 2 is happening! Buy your tickets! Stand in line. Lock it up!
OK, wait. Pump the brakes. When you keep watching the Today show clip, Isla Fisher immediately starts to tap dance, saying she doesn't know about a done deal, and that she "probably shouldn't announce it on morning television," but she ends by confirming there has been "some talk of it, which is fun."
Wedding Crashers came out in 2005, and paired Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as likable jerks who make it a habit to show up, uninvited, to various wedding receptions, where they charm strange family members and try to pick up girls. With no real story to speak of, it coasted on the chemistry between the leads, and allowed for breakout performances by a meaty Bradley Cooper, an unpredictable Christopher Walken, a sexy Isla Fisher and a beautiful Rachel McAdams. Oh, and Will Ferrell demanded some meatloaf.
Wedding Crashers 2 could work, though I'm not sure anyone outside of Vince Vaughn's circle of friends is clamoring for it. Vaughn, himself, has moved on to more dramatic roles, like Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge (in theaters as we speak). And like I mentioned, audiences didn't necessarily flock when Vaughn and Owen Wilson tried to rekindle the comedic magic in The Internship.
So, what do we think happened here? Isla Fisher bumped into Vince Vaughn, who has an idea for Wedding Crashers 2? Or are we farther along on a Wedding Crashers 2 script than any of us realized? Stay tuned for more details from an official source, but Isla Fisher seems convinced. What about you?
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