Vince Vaughn In Early Development for ‘Dodgeball 2’

Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn is returning for Dodgeball 2, the sequel to the 2004 sports comedy.

Vaughn, 53, is officially set to star in the follow-up to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. He’ll also produce the film alongside his co-star from the original film, Ben Stiller. No word yet if fans can expect Stiller to return.

The movie is in the early stages of development at 20th Century Studios, with Jordan VanDina working on the script. Plot details are unknown at this time. Furthermore, how the writers’ strike will impact the project is unclear.

The original film followed Peter LaFleur (played by Vince Vaughn), the owner of Average Joe’s Gym – a small and shabby haunt frequented by a group of misfits. And to save his gym from being taken over by the corporate fitness chain Globo Gym (run by White Goodman (Ben Stiller),  Peter and his friends enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament with a $50,000 grand prize.

The Interest in Returning for Dodgeball 2

The first movie was written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber with an ensemble cast that included Christine Taylor, Justin Long, and William Shatner.

Thurber, 48, had previously teased that he would be keen to expand the world of Dodgeball either on the big or small screen.

“You know what – never say never. I never thought about ‘Dodgeball’ as a series, but that actually might be fun,” he said in an interview with Deadline. “I’m really proud of ‘Dodgeball’. It’s my first film. And something people still really like it. I would say never say never. And it would have to be the right take on it. But yeah, maybe.”

Justin Long, who played the role of Justin Redman in the flick, also expressed hope that a sequel would come to fruition.

“Of course, I would love to do it. And I hope that it ends up happening. But I think Ben (Stiller) is a little… what he told me on that podcast was that he’s a little trepidatious about doing a sequel to something so beloved, something that people enjoy so much.” Long said to in October 2022.


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