'Wedding Crashers' Sequel In The Works With Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson
News of a second installment comes 15 years after the original was released.
"Just shut your mouth, funny guy, and make it!"
A Wedding Crashers sequel is reportedly in the works. A decade and a half after the smash hit comedy was released, star Vince Vaughn confirmed that talks about second installment are underway. According to Vaughn, his co-star Owen Wilson is also on board.
“Owen and I and the director of Crashers have been talking for the first time seriously [about] a sequel to that movie,” Vaughn, 50, told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, November 4. “There has been an idea that is pretty good. So we are talking about that in the early stages.”
“They were fun movies to make,” Vaughn added. “It’s always fun to make people laugh and go to work with people that are funny.”
Earlier this year, Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin spoke to USA Today about the film's anniversary, its ending, and more.
"After we made the movie, I was sure someone's going to ask me about that ending and I'm going to have to verbalize it, because I'm the filmmaker," Dobkin said. "And I remember afterwards being like, 'It's amazing no one asked why I move off them and tilt to the Washington Monument.'"
The film's final shot was far more significant that audiences realized at the time.
The moment harks back to the pivotal scene where Wilson and Vaughn sit on the Lincoln Memorial steps talking about life while looking up at the inspirational obelisk in the early morning. Growing up in the area, Dobkin used to do the same with his best friend.
"Owen is talking about putting down all this silliness and kind of getting beyond this," says Dobkin, with the distant monument on the other side of the reflection pool serving "as the goal on the horizon that they want to reach."
"The whole movie to me is a coming-of-age story of boys to men, where you go from your primary interests being sex, to your primary interest being in love," Dobkin stated. "They want to have a deeper connection," adds Dobkin. "So that final symbol shows they have moved close to that goal."
Including the Washington Monument in the final shot is not so much about historical significance, but rather shape.
"In the end, they got closer to the big phallus in the sky," Dobkin says.
Dobkin confirms that he's discussed a new script with both Wilson and Vaughn. While he won't reveal any plot details, he's "happy" with the script.
"After 15 years of talking we're circling an idea that is not going to be the same movie again," Dobkin says. "We are going to put some time into it and if we come out with something that we think is really great, we'll make the film. And if not, we won't."
Released in 2005, the star-studded Wedding Crashers hauled in nearly $300 million globally against a $40 million budget.
- Matt Bishop