Deadline reports that a sequel to the hit 2004 comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is officially in the works, with Vince Vaughn set to star in the project. Vaughn will star in and produce the sequel, which will be written by Jordan VanDina (‘The Binge’).
As of press time, it was not revealed if any of the other stars from the original film (Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Justin Long, Stephen Root, Alan Tudyk, Joel David Moore, Chris Williams, Missi Pyle, Gary Cole, Jason Bateman, and William Shatner), will return for the sequel.
2004’s Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, with the film grossing almost $170 million in its time. Talk of a ‘Dodgeball’ sequel has been rumored for years, with Vaughn telling The Hollywood Reporter in December 2022 that he and Ben Stiller were open to doing a sequel film. Said Vaughn at the time: “You would just want to make sure going into Dodgeball that it feels like a nice continuation and a story that could stand on its own. I think for all of us if it feels right and it’s funny, it would be something to go back to, and if it’s not, it’s just another idea getting kicked around.”