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Wedding Crashers 2 - What We Know So Far

Can you believe more than 15 years have passed since we last partied with the "Wedding Crashers?" 

It's true. The film hit theaters way back in the Summer of 2005, fronting Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as a pair of Washington D.C. divorce attorneys who get their kicks partying down at strangers' weddings, only to have fate intervene when they each meet the woman of their dreams on just such a venture. Equal parts raunchy sex comedy, madcap farce, and tenderly observed rom-com, "Wedding Crashers" proved the R-rated romp the movie-going public desperately needed.

And yes, "Wedding Crashers" absolutely raked in the dough at the box office, with its $288 million take ranking it among the highest-grossing R-rated comedies in history. It's also become an endlessly re-watchable delight in the cable TV realm, both facts that have had the producers behind the original film clamoring for a follow-up. 

After several rumored starts and stops, it seems a sequel to "Wedding Crashers" is finally in the works. Here's everything we know about "Wedding Crashers 2."

When will Wedding Crashers 2 be released?

You should know up front there isn't a ton of information out there about "Wedding Crashers 2" just yet. So much is unknown, in fact, that we can't even confirm if that will be the title. But according to the folks at Production Weekly, a new "Wedding Crashers" movie is officially in production. You might want to hold off taking your best duds to the cleaners in anticipation, however, as that in-production status likely means pre-production ... signaling that those rumors we've been reading (via NME) that "Wedding Crashers 2" is set to shoot this August might be a touch off base.

Indeed, it could still be a while before the party officially begins, with Owen Wilson himself recently confirming to Yahoo! Entertainment that there's been talk about "Wedding Crashers 2," but nothing is certain. "I don't think it's 100 percent yet, but they're definitely talking about doing it. We'll see!" As it is, even if the film gets in front of cameras later this year, it'll still be months before "Wedding Crashers 2" makes its debut, which that Yahoo! article notes may well come via HBO Max. We'll let you know as soon as a release date is confirmed.

Who will be in Wedding Crashers 2?

Now for the good news, which is that if (or more likely when) "Wedding Crashers 2" begins shooting, it will apparently do so with several original cast members in tow. That includes Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Isla Fisher who — according to multiple sources including an apparent production document released on @jasonosia'a Twitter page — are tentatively set to return. So, too, is in-demand director David Dobkin, according to Entertainment Weekly, who broke out with "Wedding Crashers," and recently scored one of 2020's biggest comedic hits in Netflix's "Eurovision Song Contes: A Story of Fire Saga" ... which happened to feature two of his "Wedding Crashers" stars in McAdams and Will Ferrell.

It remains to be seen if Ferrell, or any of "Wedding Crashers'" other supporting players (including Christopher Walken, Jane Seymour, and Bradley Cooper) will suit up for the sequel. But even as none of those stars have officially been announced to make a return, it's hard to imagine they wouldn't, assuming they can fit the production into their schedules. Either way, you can find all the casting news for "Wedding Crashers 2" right here when said news begins to break.   

What will Wedding Crashers 2 be about?

With the principle players set to return, it remains unclear what they'll be up to in the sequel. When last we saw the gang, Vince Vaughn's and Isla Fisher's characters had just tied the knot, with Owen Wilson's and Rachel McAdams' players only just beginning their romance ... all of which tied their stories up in a pretty bow that didn't exactly beg for a sequel.  

While plot details for "Wedding Crashers 2" remain guarded, Dobkin may have teased the inspiration for the sequel in a 2020 interview with Entertainment Weekly, telling the outlet "I had an idea that really stuck in my mind. Ten or more years later, all of a sudden these guys are in their mid to late 40s and they end up single — what do they do? That's interesting to me, because I know guys in their mid to late 40s who have ended up single, whether it's out of marriages that didn't work out or they just didn't find anyone to marry, and it's a head trip for men, the idea of maybe I'm not going to be a dad, maybe I'm not going to be married. So it became a real cultural question and it yielded an interesting kind of center to the movie."

So it seems things eventually went sideways for one, or both couples sometime after their gig as a folk-singing group from Salt Lake City. And it should be both fascinating and hilarious to see how Dobkin and company spin that unfortunate twist.