It's been a rough day for fans of big screen sequels: After director Guillermo del Toro declared that he won't be making "Hellboy 3," actor Will Ferrell has predicted a similar fate for his comedy "Step Brothers."
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ferrell didn't definitively say that "Step Brothers 2" will never happen. But he did indicate that the likelihood of such a flick materializing was slim.
"You have to resist the temptation," Ferrell told Rolling Stone of messing with the magic of the 2008 original, which costarred John C. Reilly. "It's just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there's not a sequel of it. I guess we'll see, but as of now there are no plans. We just don't want to be doing sequels of everything."
While Ferrell and writer-director Adam McKay had previously been optimistic about making a follow-up, RS notes that the lukewarm reception of "Anchorman 2" (which yielded decent box office returns but decidedly mixed reviews from both critics and fans) likely changed their opinion. As Ferrell explained to the magazine, while some fans loved that sequel, "you always get that little bit of people saying, 'Awww, why'd they have to do that?'" Perhaps the actor and McKay didn't want a similar result this time around.
"Maybe we'd do it in 10 years," McKay said in a separate interview with Rolling Stone. "I said 'no' at one point. And then I realized it was foolish of me to say that, because the older they get, the funnier the joke may get. ... I never would say never. I just never know what's going on in eight, nine years, so it could happen."
That's not the most optimistic news, but "Step Brothers" fans don't have to put the final nail in the "Step Brothers 2" coffin just yet. They may want to keep their hammer on standby, though.
[via: Rolling Stone]