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If there's one new comedy franchise that appears to have some serious legs, it's Bad Moms. The first film debuted in 2016 to critical acclaim and strong box office performance, and the budding property doesn't look like its slowing down anytime soon. This holiday season brings us A Bad Moms Christmas, a sequel that features the titular trio of moms attempting to make the yuletide gay and survive their own mothers. If the second film is as successful as the first, fans should expect plenty of Bad holidays in the future. We had the chance to ask the moms which holiday should be the next sequel, and things got... out of hand.
We recently had the privilege to speak with the Bad Moms Christmas cast at their press junket in Chicago. It's there where we asked the cast which holidays they'd like to tackle next, and actress Kristen Bell got very inspired. But rather than talking about the franchise's future, Bell went on a pretty epic rant about the dangers of firecrackers and fireworks during the Fourth of July holidays. Her problem: the loud noises are likely giving small animals heart attacks. You have to see the rant to believe it, check it out.
I mean, how can you not love her? While Kristen Bell might have gone on a bit of a tangent about the 4th of July, you can't say that she wasn't at least hilarious as she did it.
Kristen Bell has already gotten the reputation for being a bit of an animal lover, and it looks like this includes small animals like chipmunks and squirrels during national holidays. She's previously gone viral for her immeasurable love for sloths. Bell adores the slow little guys so much that she'll burst into tears just from having a conversation with them. This was famously exploited by both her husband Dax Shepard and Ellen DeGeneres, who shared a home video when Bell got news that a sloth would be visiting her home. Spoiler alert: she cried a lot.
If the sequel makes as much money as the first (which has significantly less built-in fans), then it would make sense for the films to tackle other mom-centric holidays. A Bad Mother's Day seems like an obvious choice, as we can see how the characters' respective families chose to honor and pamper their matriarchs. And knowing the characters that have already been established, it probably wouldn't be all that relaxing of a Mother's Day. Another great choice might be something like Thanksgiving, which presents a different set of stressors for busy moms who want to host the perfect holiday.
The Bad Moms brand is also being expanded to fathers, as Bad Dads is currently in development. It's unclear if that potential film would include any of the cast members from the original films, or if a new set of parents will be introduced in the potential spinoff.
A Bad Moms Christmas arrives in theaters on November 1. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.