Thankfully, the cast of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story have refrained from making a sequel. It would have been easy to do, but they decided to let the original film speak for itself.
The 2004 comedy surprised everyone by being a huge hit at the box office. It earned $167 million worldwide on a budget that was less than $25 million. For those who don’t remember, the film starred Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Justin Long.
On Wednesday morning, Stiller gave fans of the movie a great surprise. In a new charity campaign video powered by Omaze, Stiller transformed back into Globo Gym chief White Goodman to invite viewers to team up with him in this new contest. He was joined in the video by Vaughn and Long, to represent the Average Joe’s.
The video urges fans to pick a side in this battle by signing up on Omaze’s website for a chance to play a game of dodgeball with Stiller. Proceeds from the contest will go to the Stiller Foundation, which supports education initiatives for children.
To promote the campaign, Stiller agreed to do an interview with Entertainment Weekly, and during the interview, he was asked what he remembers most about making the movie 13 years ago…
“I remember having a lot of fun making the movie. It was so ridiculous when we were doing it, I remember doing scenes where I was feeling kind of embarrassed because I thought it’s so ridiculous, and the movie was not necessarily a guaranteed success. In terms of like moments that I remember, I remember Chuck Norris being there and that being very exciting. I remember he came in on a chopper – you’d probably expect nothing less. I remember doing the dodgeball scenes themselves, that being very involved.”