This is probably the best news you’re going to hear all day!
Step Brothers director, Adam McKay, has opened up about the possibility of a sequel to one of the best comedies in recent years.
Many fans of the original have hoped to see Dale and Brennan return since leaving us in hysterics 10 years ago, and there’s no reason why a sequel can’t be done.
McKay, who also directed Anchorman, The Other Guys and The Big Short, told CinemaBlend that he is open to a sequel, despite previously having doubts.
He said: “It is very possible in five years, because I don’t think the Step Brothers idea gets worse the older these guys get.
“We could all look at each other and go, ‘all right, let’s go do it.’ A while ago I said, ‘No way we’re doing it.’ But I thought about it. I was like, ‘Why am I saying that? We definitely could end up doing that.’ So who knows?”.
Will Ferrell doesn’t often turn down the chance of a sequel, having featured in Anchorman 2 and last year’s Daddy’s Home 2.
That being said, Ferrell seemed reserved about a potential sequel in a previous interview with New York Daily News, drawing to his experiences with Anchorman in mind.
He said: “The sequel thing is so funny because, we decided obviously to go down the road with Anchorman, and we made what I thought was a really great sequel, really funny.
“The entertainment media and fans beg you, and beg you, and beg you for sequels, and then you make it and you definitely have a fraction that’s like, ‘Well, not as good as the first one.’ So I guess it’s a catch-22. It’s a nice catch-22, because people love the movies in the first place.”
Ferrell did however go on to say that ideas for a sequel were already being discussed.
He said: “We talked about Step Brothers and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things. We had a whole story where John (C. Reilly) 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”.
I think it’s safe to say that everyone would love to see Nighthawk and Dragon back together!