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Will There Ever Be A Blades Of Glory 2?

In the mid-2000s, Will Ferrell and Jon Heder sat atop the comedy mountain thanks to their turns in projects like "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" and "Napoleon Dynamite," respectively. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before the two big-screen favorites teamed up, which directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon were more than happy to make happen. Thus, Ferrell and Heder shared the screen in 2007 for "Blades of Glory": a sports comedy that did fairly well with critics and general audiences despite not making a ton of money at the box office.

"Blades of Glory" told the story of professional skaters, Chazz Michael Michaels (Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Heder), whose heated rivalry leads them to a physical confrontation on the ice. As a consequence, they're both banned from competitive skating as individuals, leaving them no choice but to rebuild their lives in other professions. Nevertheless, neither of them loses their passion for skating, so they put their differences aside and hatch a plan to become a successful skating duo, cleverly exploiting a loophole in the terms of their banishment to do so.

It may not be at the same level as other comedies from its era, but "Blades of Glory" certainly has its fans well into the 2020s — ones who'd likely be more than willing to check out a sequel if it came to the big screen. Here's what we know about the likelihood of a "Blades of Glory 2."

Talks of a second Blades of Glory movie have happened, but don't get your hopes up

To close out "Blades of Glory," Michaels and MacElroy find themselves in the World Winter Sport Games finals, and they know they'll have to do something big if they hope to win it all. They attempt and subsequently pull off a complex and risky move known as the Iron Lotus, which gives them the edge they need to take home the gold. In celebration, the enemies-turned-teammates activate rockets on their skates and fly off in triumph, signaling the end of the film. According to director Will Speck, this was the perfect ending for both characters.

In a November 2021 interview with SlashFilm, Speck reveals that despite the belief that "Blades of Glory" concluded in just the right way, that didn't prevent talks of a sequel from cropping up. Although, the sense of completeness that came from the first quickly put any potential ideas of a continuation to bed. Not to mention, Speck notes that he doesn't want to diminish the value of the first by attempting a second and only jokingly added that perhaps in five years or so, he and Josh Gordon would be up for it if their careers took a drastic nosedive.

With such a definitive statement from one of the directors of the original, it appears "Blades of Glory 2" is a no-go for the time being. Maybe that'll change down the road, but as it stands, this is one sequel that you shouldn't hold your breath for.