Have you seen Step Brothers? Of course you have. The 2008 comedy is a classic, and it’s constantly playing on some random cable channel. If you haven’t watched the movie by now, you’re probably actively trying to avoid it, and if that’s the case…WHY????? Stop doing that.
Fans of the comedy have been asking for a sequel for years, but unfortunately their requests were ignored. Now we are learning that there was a story created for a potential sequel.
In a recent interview, Will Ferrell revealed he and director Adam McKay had at one point worked on a sequel script, and it sounds like the idea had a lot of potential. Basically, Ferrell’s character and John C. Reilly’s character would follow their parents to a retirement community and then convince their parents they’ve earned the right to be retired too.
“We talked about ‘Step Brothers,’ and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things…We had a whole story where John and I follow our parents to live in a retirement community and try to convince them that we earned the right to retire as well.”
Sadly, the sequel is no longer on Ferrell’s or McKay’s radar, but that doesn’t mean it’ll never happen. The story is there, and if everyone’s schedules come together, who knows what might happen.
All we’re saying is that there is a chance. Don’t lose hope.
The good news? Step Brothers 2 will happen. The bad news? It’s not going to happen any time soon. Director Adam McKay sat down for an interview with Collider recently and he was asked if fans should expect a sequel to Step Brothers.
His answer was both surprising and a little disappointing. He admitted that they already have an outline for the sequel, but made it clear that he’s only focusing on original movies at the moment. Which is actually probably a smart move, especially when you consider the fact that a lot of fans were disappointed with Anchorman 2.
You can read Mckay’s full response down below:
“We have a whole story, an outline, that we’re happy with. We were ready to go, and you know the story of [how] we got the call on Anchorman 2. We’re not gonna do it now ‘cause we just did a sequel, I don’t wanna get into the sequel business too much. It was kind of a novelty to do one of them and it was certainly very interesting and I had never done anything like it. So I want to go make some original movies—or you know, The Big Short is an adaptation but do some different stuff. But who knows? Two to three years, three to four years. I mean the funny thing with ‘Step Brothers’ is if those guys are in their 50’s it still works, so we could easily return to that, but for now no sequels.”
Sounds like a good plan. He makes a great point at the end. The older Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly get, the funnier the story becomes. I wouldn’t mind seeing Will and John living with their parents inside a nursing home. Can you imagine? Stealing pudding from old people, flirting with the nurses, flinging feces all over the walls. I’d certainly watch it.