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Chevy Chase's role in Hot Tub Time Machine wasn't a huge one, but as the wise and mysterious hot tub repairman, he was fairly crucial to the plot of the movie. And let's face it, a movie that takes us back to the '80s can only be enhanced by actors who left their mark in some of the decade's more memorable cinema, which made Chase a perfect fit for the comedy (see also: Crispin Glover and John Cusack). And it looks like he'll be returning for the sequel.
Deadline confirms that Chase will reprise his role as the repairman for the follow-up to the 2010 comedy Hot Tub Time Machine. It's unclear whether or not Chase's role will be made bigger for the sequel. Chase joins fellow returners Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke in the film. John Cusack will not be back for the sequel, however Adam Scott will be joining the film.
With confirmation of Chase's return, that's four stars of NBC Thursday night comedies joining forces in one movie. Duke and Robinson were on The Office, Scott is on Parks and Rec, and up until last season, Chase was on Community. And actually, Corddry appeared on Community a couple of times, so that makes five... kind of.
Back in April, Craig Robinson said the film was going to start production in June, but from what Corddry told The Howard Stern Show last month (Via /Film), it may have begun shooting a bit sooner than that. During that interview, Corddry said the sequel will have the group heading to the future where they'll run into Scott's character, who plays Cusack's son. Most of the film will take place ten years into the future. But don't expect a lot of cool, futuristic effects. From the sound of it, the lower budget for the sequel won't allow for that. So the 2020's may look a lot like this decade in the movie. On the bright side, what the movie lacks in special effects, it's making up for in its great cast, which now includes Chevy Chase.
Now, what about Crispin Glover?