Not as big a hit as some of his other comedies at the box-office, Will Ferrell’s “Step Brothers” has only increased in recognition over the years as it has found a loyal audience on video and streaming platforms.
Since its success, there has been increasing discussion of a potential sequel amongst fans, but now Ferrell has closed the door on that idea for good. He tells Rolling Stone that the demand for one doesn’t matter, it won’t happen:
“You have to resist the temptation. It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there’s not a sequel of it. I guess we’ll see, but as of now there are no plans. We just don’t want to be doing sequels of everything.”
Ferrell has done some sequels recently such as “Zoolander 2” and “Anchorman 2,” the former was trashed while the latter did fine. Ferrell says has no regrets, but does understand those who were disappointed:
“I think we personally feel great about what we did with ‘Anchorman 2,’ and I think there are actually some people who like it more than the original. But then you always get that little bit of people saying, ‘Awww, why’d they have to do that?'”
There’ll be more Ferrell and John C. Reilly collaborations on the way though with the pair currently filming “Holmes And Watson”.