If this past weekend’s unexpected box office numbers, the critics, and the EW.com readers posting in the comments sections are any indication, people can’t seem to get enough of Bridesmaids. And while many fans are getting their fill by seeing the top-notch comedy more than once in the theaters (and readying a spot for it in their DVD collections), the idea of a possible sequel ought to make them sing Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On” from the rooftops with excitement.
That’s right, a possible sequel: Bridesmaids‘ director Paul Feig, along with the movie’s scene (and puppy) stealer Melissa McCarthy, spoke to Vulture about the prospect of a follow-up to the Spring smash. Said Feig, “Who knows? I mean, it depends how we do in the next couple weeks, but I know there’s definitely … it’s already been brought up. So, um, you know, when you get a group that’s this deep and this good, it’s a crime to not use them again. You just want to make sure that you do it as well as you did the first one and try to make it better, even. So, we’re up for the challenge.” Better yet, McCarthy seemed game for the idea. The actress said, “I will show up wherever these guys tell me to go.” (EW reached out to Feig, who was unavailable for comment. Universal is not commenting on the possibility of a sequel.)
While nothing is set in stone, I can’t help but think: Would we want the chance to revisit hilarious BFFs Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Lillian (Maya Rudolph) and the rest of the “stone cold pack of weirdos”? Wait, who are we kidding, of course we would! Granted, sequels are always a risky maneuver (the age old debate of, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” certainly comes to mind), but with this powerhouse cast and crew, they would be hard-pressed to deliver anything less than hilarious.
Better yet, think of the possibilities of a second serving of Bridesmaids. This time around it could focus on Annie’s wedding (to Chris Dowd’s adorable police officer Rhodes). She’d have to have Rose Byrne’s Helen in the ceremony, since she got them back together. Or perhaps, in an even more dementedly wonderful scenario, McCarthy’s Megan could wed her real-life husband Ben Falcone (who played Air Marshall Jon.) Really, the only RSVP we’d need on that invitation would be “Yes” or “Hell Yes.”
What do you think, PopWatchers? Should Feig make a sequel to Bridesmaids? If so, what should it be about?