A ‘Wedding Crashers 2’ May Be Crashing Multiplexes Soon
Journey back with me now to the heady days of the mid-2000s. George W. Bush was President. Iron Man was still best known to most people as a Black Sabbath song. And a raunchy comedy called Wedding Crashers became a phenomenon in theaters, grossing an astounding $209 million in the U.S. alone. The film cemented the bankability of its leads, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, and helped launch the careers of much of its supporting cast, including Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, and a young Bradley Cooper. The film, about a pair of bros who, y’know, crash weddings, is still remembered fondly to this day.
We’re about to find out just how fondly, though, because according to Fisher, who played Vaughn’s love interest (and unrepentant nymphomaniac) Gloria in the first film, a Wedding Crashers 2 could be in the works. On The Today Show she said:
“I bumped into Vince Vaughn at a party and he said that apparently we’re going to be making a sequel. So I’m really excited to see what’s happened to Gloria.”
When asked if the project was a done deal, Fisher did caution “I don’t know about that. I shouldn’t really announce it on morning television. But apparently there’s some talk of it.” So it could be a ways off, if it happens at all. But it’s definitely a consideration.
If it happens, 2 Wedding 2 Crashers will try to buck the tradition of comedy sequels, which are often a real risk, both creatively and financially. Wilson knows all about that; earlier this year, he starred in the dreadful Zoolander 2, which promptly flopped at the box office. And he and Vaughn have previously reteamed to try to recapture the Wedding Crashers magic with limited success; in 2013 they released The Internship, which wound up earning less than $100 million worldwide and received some of the worst reviews of either star’s career. So Wedding Crashers 2 is no guarantee of a massive success. But when has that ever stopped a studio from trying to make a sequel?