With Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominating the box office at the tail end of 2015, there’s a chance you may have forgotten about December’s other blockbuster smash: Daddy’s Home. The comedy, which starred Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as competing fathers, made such a killing when it opened last Christmas that it’s now getting the sequel treatment. Yep, the daddies are coming home again.
According to Deadline, Ferrell and Wahlberg will reprise their starring roles, and director Sean Anders will be back at the helm. John Morris will also reunite with Anders to pen the film’s script, which is predictably being kept “under wraps.” No word yet on which of the supporting cast members -- including Hannibal Buress, Thomas Haden Church, and Linda Cardellini -- will return as well.
The first flick starred Ferrell as Brad, a kindhearted radio host trying to win over his two stepchildren. His parenting plans, however, get derailed by Wahlberg’s Dusty, the kids’ biological father, who returns home with a cool bike, a bangin’ bod, and a mission to win his family back. After hilariously going to war for the affection of their kids, Brad and Dusty become buddies in the end, but the comedy also ends on a cliffhanger, when John Cena is revealed as Dusty’s new wife’s ex-husband.
The question is, will Cena (who’s been so great in recent comedies like Trainwreck and Sisters) join the sequel in a bigger role, with Brad and Dusty teaming up to take him down? And will Brad drunkenly throw any more basketballs at NBA cheerleaders? Here's hoping it's a "yes" to both.