Every now and then actor Charlie Sheen has spoken about the potential for a third film in the “Major League” baseball comedy series. With the actual Cleveland Indians making their way through the World Series at the moment, Sheen tells THR that the sequel finally has a good chance of happening:
“David Ward [who wrote and directed Major League] wrote the script for Major League 3, which is as good as the first one. … We have been trying to get it done for a few years. There have been some hang-ups with the rights. … The script that we’ve all been sitting on is pure gold and absolutely shootable. It’s David Ward at his best. I mean, this is the guy who won the Oscar for writing The Sting. We could be in preproduction tomorrow.”
Sheen also spoke about the film’s story which is understandably set two decades on from the previous film and sees the return of his Ricky ‘Wild Thing’ Vaughn character:
“You find the Vaughn character selling cars, and his arm is so shot that if you buy a car from him, he’ll play catch with your kid in the parking lot. And then there is an ex who shows up, who he had a tryst with a couple decades ago, and she has a twentysomething kid, who is now in the Cleveland organization, throwing about 102 mph. So, the story pretty much focuses on that. The kid does not like me. We do not like each other. It bookends our story, but it also passes the torch.”
A third film in the series titled “Major League: Back to the Minors” was released in 1998, but Ward has essentially suggested it will be ignored in favor of this. At last report he hopes to get Wesley Snipes and Tom Berenger back for the film.