Daddy’s coming home again at the end of the year. Paramount has announced that Daddy’s Home 2, the follow up to the 2015 Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg vehicle, is set to arrive in American cinemas in November. But this time round there’s four daddies instead of the original two.
Ferrell and Wahlberg reprise their original roles as two opposing father figures going head to head – one sensitive and caring, the other a strong alpha male. For the sequel they’re set to be joined by dads from the older generation. And word is that offers have been made to John Lithgow and Mel Gibson to play them.
All of which marks another stage in Gibson’s Hollywood comeback. Well-publicised incidents turned him into box office poison, with a proposed cameo in The Hangover: Part II being dropped by the studio in 2011. He was replaced by Liam Neeson. But Hacksaw Ridge has turned that all around, with six Oscar nominations including one for Gibson himself and box office returns in excess of $160 million.
Daddy’s Home 2 also re-unites two more key players from the original, director/writer Sean Anders and co-writer John Baker. A UK release date for the film is yet to be confirmed.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter