The movie that helped to launch the movie career of Justin Long, the movie that got both Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller through rough career patches, the movie that helped to relaunch the career of Jason Bateman, the movie that was a forerunner to the Chuck Norris memes, and the movie that gave us Steve the f***king Pirate is getting a sequel.
However, the person behind all the brilliant lines in Dodgeball, writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber, does not seem to be involved. Ben Stiller has hired some guy named Clay Tarver to pen the screenplay, which will apparently involved Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn’s characters taking on a bad guy in a dodgeball tournament.
I’m not necessarily against a Dodgeball sequel, but I think if you’re going to do one, you need to bring back the wordsmith behind “I don’t think I’m a lot dumber than you thought that I think I was once.”
If Steve the Pirate doesn’t return, however, I will throw a wrench at someone’s head.