Timing is everything when it comes to really nailing a sequel. Preferably, filmmakers should wait until at least two of the original movie's stars have appeared in the ill-received sophomore season of an HBO series. Thanks to Wedding Crashers stars Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams rocking some True Detective last year, the 2005 comedy now stands a chance at a sequel that isn't straight-up abysmal. In fact, as fellow Crashers star Isla Fisher announced Thursday, Vaughn is already working on it.
"The first I heard of it, I bumped into Vince Vaughn at a party and he said that apparently we're going to be making a sequel," Fisher told the Today show team while promoting Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals. "I'm really excited to see what happened to Gloria." When asked to clarify if that meant that Wedding Crashers 2 was a "done deal," Fisher seemed optimistic. "I shouldn't really announce it on morning television, but apparently there's some talk of it, which is fun," Fisher said.
The original Wedding Crashers, directed by David Dobkin, was a critical and commercial smash. Against a meager budget of just $40 million, the Steve Faber and Bob Fisher-penned comedy ultimately bagged just under $210 million domestically. Fisher, Vaughn, and McAdams were joined by Owen Wilson and Bradley Cooper for some classic R-rated fun about a couple of dudes who do exactly as the title promises: They crash weddings.
Will weddings also be crashed in Wedding Crashers 2? Is Wedding Crashers 2 just a code name for True Detective season 3? As our friends at Collider have already noted, the answer to at least one of those questions is probably related to how everyone reacts to what Fisher said on Today because this is probably a trial balloon.