Those hoping that one day we’d see the return of Jeff Bridges’ iconic ‘The Dude’ from Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1998 comedy classic “The Big Lebowski,” think again.
The Coens, who’re out doing press rounds for this week’s release of “Hail, Caesar!,” have pretty definitively shot down the possibility of a sequel in a new interview with Variety. Ethan Coen says: “Tara Reid likes to announce that just like [George] Clooney likes to announce Hail, Caesar!. In this case, I don’t think we’ll oblige.”
That was a reference to how George Clooney pushed them to write ‘Caesar’ by telling the press that it was his next project. Ethan Coen also offered a flat out “No!” when asked about the possibility of a spin-off of John Turturro’s Jesus character.
So what, if any sequels, would the pair do based on their work? Ethan Coen says: “We’re going to do a ‘Barton Fink’ sequel at some point. It’s going to be Turturro in Berkeley in the ’60s.” Joel adds: “That’s the one movie that we thought deserved a sequel, called ‘Old Fink.’ But we don’t want to do it until Turturro is quite old. He’s getting there.”