It’s a tale as old as time: if a film makes a ton of money, they’re going to try to make a sequel – regardless if the film needs it. Bridesmaids made almost $170 Million at the box office, and there have been rumors about a sequel. Star and co-writer Kristen Wiig shot that down for now when she spoke to E! Online and said they’re not planning one. Perhaps she saw The Hangover Part II.
Wiig also said that she wants to go forward with new projects, which is good news. The Saturday Night Live star has built her cinematic resume as a supporting player, but it looks like now that she’s got heat from leading a picture she’s using it to not just run her schtick into the ground. That said, the cynical read of her answer – that they’re not planning on it – doesn’t mean she wouldn’t at a later date (read: if her next film flops).
Of late, cinema’s blockbusters are dominated by sequels, spin-offs and reboots, but it would naive to think that the industry hasn’t always worked this way. From good (The Godfather Part II) to who thought this was a good idea? (Butch and Sundance: The Early Years) And as for reboots, just look how many times Jesse James, Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp have appeared in movies. But comedy sequels are probably the trickiest business, witness Caddyshack 2 or Ghostbusters 2. Or don’t. It’s probably better to not.
What do you want to see Kristen Wiig to do next?