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It’s clear that we would have loved a Step Brothers sequel, and Will Ferrell seems to understand.
In a recent interview with the New York Daily News, he talks more about the scrapped script—and it sounds kind of incredible. (And bizarre, of course.)
“We talked about Step Brothers, and then Adam [McKay] and I got sidetracked with other things,” Ferrell said. “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.”
Honestly, we would have loved a follow up to the hilarious original, but as Ferrell says, sequels are such a catch-22. You want to love ‘em, but you know the sequel might not actually live up to the original.
“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,’” Ferrell said. “So I guess it's a catch-22. It's a nice catch-22, because people love the movies in the first place.”
Which is true. So maybe we’ll just accept the original and envision how funny it would be seeing Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s Brennan Huff and Dale Doback try to earn their right to retire.
Watch the original trailer, just to relive the greatness:
Would you still like to see a Step Brothers sequel? Let us know in the comments below!