15-20 years ago, there were actually funny movies that were called comedies. Hollywood is way more concerned about not offending anyone than making them laugh these days, so the film they crank out that is supposed to be hilarious is far from it. 

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story was one of those classic comedies that Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller starred in before the world went woke — and the sequel is in production.  Is that a good thing?  Let’s hope we find out. 

The original grossed nearly $170 million against a $20 million budget — that’s darn impressive. It was raunchy, well-acted, and brilliantly written, with the plot centered on Vaughn’s Peter LaFleur character leading a group of misfit dodgeball players into a national tournament they need to win to save his business. 

We don’t know much about the sequel’s plot, but it has been confirmed that it will continue the tale of Vaughn’s gym. Deadline ran a story a couple of years ago that quoted the writer of the original, Rawson Marshall Thurber, talking about how to advance the dodgeball storyline.  

“You know what — never say never. I never thought about Dodgeball as a series, but that actually might be fun; I’m really proud of Dodgeball — it’s my first film and something people still really like it seems. I would say never say never, and it would have to be the right take on it. But yeah, maybe.”

The writer for the sequel is Jordan VanDina, and he’s the man behind Dennis Rodman’s 48 Hours in Vegas, another highly-anticipated film. 

Guys, we’re counting on you to do the right thing. Make a real, R-rated movie that doesn’t preach, is actually funny, and doesn’t make ordinary people roll their eyes and wish it was 2004 again. 

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