Justin Long says that Vince Vaughn's Dodgeball 2 pitch is funny.


Justin Long says that Vince Vaughn has a funny idea for Dodgeball 2, and he hopes that the cast will get back together for a sequel. 

Dodgeball star Vince Vaughn 

Justin Long, who worked with Vince Vaughn in the first Dodgeball movie, says that he has heard a pitch for Dodgeball 2. 

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story came out for the first time in 2004. Vaughn played Peter La Fleur, the captain of the Average Joe's Gym dodgeball team, and Long played Justin, one of the team's other players. 

Ben Stiller played White Goldman, the owner of the rival gym Globo Gym. Christine Taylor, Stephen Root, and the late Rip Torn played Average Joe's coach, Patches O'Houlihan. 

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story was a big hit with critics and audiences when it came out, and it has become even more popular in the years since. 

Even though it is a silly sports comedy, many of its scenes and lines, like "5 Ds of Dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!" have become famous and are often used in other works. 

So, people have been talking about a Dodgeball sequel for decades. Most of the cast hasn't said much about a possible sequel, but someone close to the film says one star has a pitch ready. 

Justin Long told ComicBook.com that Vince Vaughn has a funny Dodgeball 2 pitch while talking about the digital release of the horror movie Barbarian. 

Even though he said that a lot of the sequel's success depends on Stiller's return, the actor said that he hopes the sequel will be made, but he wouldn't say what Vaughn's pitch for the film is. 

Here's what Long said: 

Life is Short is a podcast I do with my brother. When Ben Stiller was on, I asked him about this because I had just worked with Vince Vaughn again. 

Vince wrote this movie, which is kind of a parody of Christmas movies. It's called Christmas with the Campbells, and it's coming out in December. I've been hanging out with Vince a lot, and he's been telling me about this great idea he has for a sequel. 

I don't know if he's told Ben yet, but I kind of set up the pitch because I thought I should help. 

I would love to do it, and I hope it happens, but Ben told me on that podcast that he's a little nervous about making a sequel to something so loved and enjoyed by so many people. 

It's a big risk because you don't want to mess up the original and you want something that's just as good. 

So I think he's a little nervous about trying to recreate something that was very specific to that time, but I hope he comes around. 

Vince is a very convincing person, so I just hope that Vince's idea will convince him. 

I don't want to say what the funny idea is. 

Could Dodgeball 2 still work after nearly 20 years? 


Long's comment makes it hard to know what Vaughn would have in mind for a Dodgeball sequel. 

Now that 20 years have passed, the question is whether or not Dodgeball 2 could still be successful. On the one hand, the original movie still has a big enough audience that it could probably still bring people to the theater, but on the other hand, Dodgeball 2 would have to be different in some ways from the original. 

For one, Patches actor Torn died in 2019, and even though his character died in the original movie, it would leave the list short of one big name. 

Also, the original Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story ended on a pretty happy note for the Joes, so it's hard to see why they would need to be back in the game. 

Stiller's concerns about making Dodgeball 2 are also reasonable. 

Just based on how long it's been since the last Dodgeball movie, it seems unlikely that a third one will be able to match the energy and flow of the first two. 

But the fact that both Vaughn and Long are so excited about the future of Dodgeball is a good sign. 

Now, all that needs to happen is for Vaughn to tell Stiller about his so-called funny idea for a sequel and see if that gets him to support Dodgeball 2.