Earlier this month, we reported that Universal was considering a Bridesmaids sequel, and would do it whether co-writer and star Kristen Wiig was on board or not. Wiig has not expressed interest in doing a sequel and said she was currently at work writing another film with her Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo. However, Bridesmaids co-star Wendi McLendon-Covey said that Wiig may do the sequel, and had never turned it down flat. The truth, it turns out, is somewhere in between.
Hit the jump for what Wiig had to say about Bridesmaids 2.
E! Online caught up with Wiig at the Golden Globes and asked her directly about the potential sequel. Wiig replied,
“We’re not planning on doing one. We had a special time making the first one, but we’re really excited to try something else.”
So like McLendon-Covey said, Wiig never said unequivocally that she won’t do a sequel. As she told E!, she’s not “planning” on doing one, but that doesn’t mean she’ll never ever do it.
That works fine for me, since I’m in no rush for a Bridesmaids sequel. Universal probably doesn’t feel the same way since I’m sure they’d like their own Hangover-style franchise where the characters find new sinks they can shit in. The studio may still try even if they can’t get anyone from the first film to come back. But I’ll be keeping my eye on what Wiig’s planning. She said her new script isn’t as raunchy, and “It’s going to be a little bit of a different tone, but it’s going to be a comedy, for sure.”