‘Dodgeball 2′ is in development – first plot details emerge

Dodgeball 2

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Dodgeball 2 is officially in the works according to movie industry sources, with a script now underway and stars Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn set to return.

In true Thor 2 fashion, the long-awaited sequel to 2004’s hit comedy will apparently centre on former foes Peter LaFleur and White Goodman teaming-up to take on a bigger threat.

Dodgeball 2

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Stiller’s production company Red Hour Films has commissioned a script from Clay Tarver – who co-wrote the thriller Joy Ride (aka Road Kill) with JJ Abrams, and has also collaborated on comedy projects with Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story was a gleefully silly sports movie spoof that featured Vaughn as the slobbish owner of a shabby, financially-doomed gym forced to compete in a Las Vegas dodgeball contest in order to save his business from the nefarious clutches of Stiller’s dumb, egotistical corporate fitness guru.

It received rave reviews, grossed $170 million on a $20 million budget, and had fans everywhere spouting the immortal line: “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.”

Whet your appetite with a look back at the original:

Are you looking forward to ‘Dodgeball 2’?

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Mark is the content manager for WOW247 in Leeds. When he isn't waxing lyrical about Ben Wheatley and Caravan Palace, he's writing about cult cinema, obscure horror movies and outlandish games.