Step Brothers Director Says Sequel Is ‘Very Possible’

by : UNILAD on : 07 May 2018 12:00
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilley in Step BrothersWill Ferrell and John C. Reilley in Step BrothersColumbia Pictures

Great news for anyone who treats late-noughties comedy Step Brothers as gospel, it’s highly likely a sequel could be on the way, and in the not-too-distant future…

Since it’s initial release ten years ago, Adam McKay’s film has achieved a cult-status most comedies would kill for in thrice the time.


The synopsis for Step Brothers, according to IMDb reads:

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.

It went on to gross $128.1 million at the box office.

Step Brothers Director Says Sequel Is 'Very Possible'Step Brothers Director Says Sequel Is 'Very Possible'Step Brothers/Columbia Pictures

Talking to Cinema Blend, McKay said:

It is very possible in five years, because I don’t think the Step Brothers idea gets worse the older these guys get.

We could all look at each other and go, ‘all right, let’s go do it.’ A while ago I said, ‘No way we’re doing it.’

But I thought about it. I was like, ‘Why am I saying that? We definitely could end up doing that.’ So who knows?

Step Brothers Director Says Sequel Is 'Very Possible'Step Brothers Director Says Sequel Is 'Very Possible'GIPHY

As for that Catalina Wine Mixer, he added:


It’s the craziest thing. I had John C. Reilly send me a story a couple years ago that they’re actually doing a Catalina Wine Mixer on Catalina every year.

And then I heard stories of Bro Culture doing the parties. I mean, that has to be one of the strangest things with the movies Will and I have done… certainly in the case of Anchorman, Talladega Nights and, Step Brothers.

We’re kind of making fun of certain cultures. Like a bro culture or you know, a white sexist 1970s guy. And then, when you see the people who you’re kind of making fun of embrace it, it’s both hilarious, and at the same time, dispiriting.

Speaking about the possibility of a sequel last year, Will Ferrell told the New York Daily News:

We talked about Step Brothers and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things.

We had a whole story where John (C. Reilly) and I follow our parents to live in a retirement community and try to convince them we earned the right to retire as well.

The sequel thing is so funny because, we decided obviously to go down the road with Anchorman, and we made what I thought was a really great sequel, really funny.

The entertainment media and fans beg you, and beg you, and beg you for sequels, and then you make it and you definitely have a fraction that’s like, ‘Well, not as good as the first one.’

So I guess it’s a catch-22. It’s a nice catch-22, because people love the movies in the first place.


One thing’s for sure: absolutely everybody is going to go see this.

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Cinema Blend and 2 others
  1. Cinema Blend

    10 Years After Step Brothers: Adam McKay Talks Catalina Wine Mixers And The Chance Of A Sequel

  2. NY Daily News

    Here’s what could’ve happened in ‘Step Brothers 2’

  3. IMDb

    Step Brothers (2008)