Dodgeball 2 is up to Ben Stiller, says Justin Long

If you were waiting for Dodgeball 2, you are waiting for a decision from Ben Stiller. At least, that’s what actor Justin Long feels as he offers up his reasoning for the long-delayed Dodgeball sequel.

While promoting Barbarian, the actor gave his take on when and how we’ll see a new entry of the beloved comedy, telling that the decision is firmly in Stiller’s hands:

“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 that. It’s very risky; you don’t wanna shit on the original; you want something just as good. So I think he’s a little wary of that, of trying to recreate something that was very specific to that time, but I hope he comes around on it.”

He adds, “Vince [Vaughn] is a very convincing person, so I’m just hoping Vince can convince him with his idea. It’s a funny idea; I don’t wanna say what it is. I know Ben loves ‘Dodgeball’ and loves that character. I remember how much fun he had playing it. He was always laughing.”

A 2017 charity event helped push Stiller in the right direction, , with Long concluding: “When we got together years later to do a little mini-reunion for this charity and Ben put on the mustache again, I remember him talking about how happy it made him playing White Goodman again and how much fun that character was. I do know that Vince has a great idea for it, and it’s just a matter of getting Ben on board.”

You can currently see Justin Long in the 2022 horror film Barbarian. Read our review here.


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