Adam Sandler recently revealed that not only would he consider returning for a Happy Gilmore sequel, but he already has a plot in mind.
Adam Sandler seemingly has the possibility of a Happy Gilmore 2, and he even has a story in mind for a possible sequel. Released in 1996, the original film follows Sandler as the titular hockey player turned professional golfer who must learn to control his temper as he competes to save his grandmother’s house from eviction. The film came at the height of Sandler’s 90s comedy boom and was released between 1995 Billy Madison and 1998’s the waterboy and The wedding singer.
While many of Sandler’s 90s comedies remain beloved to this day, in recent years he has become increasingly engrossed in dramatic projects. He was widely acclaimed for his starring role as an unscrupulous jeweler in the years 2019 Uncut Gemstones and his most recent project, Netflix’s Rush, Sandler sees a basketball scout play who has little luck. Again, Rush received critical acclaim for Sandler’s more dramatic turn. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t willing to return to his comedic roots.
In a recent interview with Variety to promote Rush, the subject of Sandler’s classic comedies came up. He said a sequel to the waterboy would be “lots of fun,although admittedly it can be difficult to come up with a feasible story. But when it comes to Happy Gilmore, not only does a future sequel with Sandler returning to the title role seem possible, he already has ideas for the plot. Check out what he had to say below:
“Wouldn’t that be nice to do Happy Gilmore’s senior tour, hang out with all those guys and write a great script about Happy being an older man, and calm his mood and all that stuff? But, I know never. Maybe sometime, something like that.”
Will Happy Gilmore 2 ever happen?
While Sandler may have just been musing on the idea of a sequel, the fact that he already has a potential story in mind is a good sign that a sequel could be coming someday. His proposed story, and the more mellow Happy, could provide a nice contrast to the over-the-top mankind of the 1996 original. And if Happy were a softer and more mature character, it would tap into Sandler’s recent dramatic strengths. , allowing him to approach the character with more nuance than his first time in the role.
While it’s unclear if any of Sandler’s classic comedies will have a sequel, one of his more recent offerings will be getting a sequel soon, featuring Murder Mystery 2 expects Netflix in 2023. So while he’s been praised for his dramatic work, Sandler is clearly open to showing his comedic chops in follow-up to his past hits. With the skeleton of a conspiracy already forming in Sandler’s head, that’s good news for anyone hoping for a sequel to Happy Gilmore.
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