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According to Jon Hamm, a Bridesmaids sequel probably isn't happening

09.29.2011

BRIDESMAIDS, a female-drive R-rated comedy, is currently one of the Top 10 highest grossing comedies of the year. That's more money than GREEN LANTERN, SUPER 8 and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. Not too shabby, especially when you consider the film only cost about $30 million, a fraction of one of those other tentpoles. It's that kind of risk/reward ratio that has execs at Universal drooling over the possibility of a BRIDESMAIDS sequel. I mean, the HANGOVER sequel made over $250 million. But if Kristen Wiig has her way, the BRIDESMAIDS saga has ended.

BRIDESMAIDS co-star and friend-of-Wiig Jon Hamm spoke to E! and said that despite a lot of talk about a sequel, he doesn't think it's going to happen. The actor was asked if he'd be up to return and said, "They need to lock [Wiig] up before me," adding, "[But] I don't think Kristen is going to do it."

Universal is, I'm sure, dangling some serious cash in front of Wiig to return for a lucrative sequel so good for her that she's able to turn that money down. She also had every reason in the world to not return to "Saturday Night Live" for another season - she's a legitimate movie star now - but decided to put off any major movie offers for a return to "30 Rock."

What do you think about Wiig's decision? Do you think it was smart to return to SNL and pass on a sequel? Do you think that decision will hurt her career?

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Source: E! Online

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12:15PM on 09/30/2011
Mike, were you tired when you wrote this article? This writing doesn’t reflect your usually stellar work:

"BRIDESMAIDS, a female-drive R-rated comedy, is currently one of the Top 10 highest grossing comedies of the year. That's more money than GREEN LANTERN, SUPER 8 and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS."
-Ok, yes, Bridesmaids is one of the top 10 highest grossing comedies of the year. But the next you compare this top ten comedy to non-comedic movies. When you use a quantifier, we expect any
Mike, were you tired when you wrote this article? This writing doesn’t reflect your usually stellar work:

"BRIDESMAIDS, a female-drive R-rated comedy, is currently one of the Top 10 highest grossing comedies of the year. That's more money than GREEN LANTERN, SUPER 8 and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS."
-Ok, yes, Bridesmaids is one of the top 10 highest grossing comedies of the year. But the next you compare this top ten comedy to non-comedic movies. When you use a quantifier, we expect any comparisons to have the same quantifier applied. These other movies don't fit the parameter you set up.

“Not too shabby, especially when you consider the film only cost about $30 million, a fraction of one of those other tentpoles”

-You say “...those other tentpoles”. But Bridesmaids wasn't a tentpole movie. This article is proof of that. If they make this into a franchise, a la The Hangover, then the sequel could be a tentpole for more installments. But this original one, no. Take out the word “other” and your sentence will be a true statement.
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9:38PM on 09/29/2011

Good for her

So it seems she's choosing to stick to what she likes most. Most would quit in a heartbeat after making it big. Good for her.
So it seems she's choosing to stick to what she likes most. Most would quit in a heartbeat after making it big. Good for her.
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7:52PM on 09/29/2011
Sequels to comedies are pointless in my opinion. They usually pretty much suck and I cannot think of any at the moment that were nearly as good as the original. Just let her come up with something new and original.
Sequels to comedies are pointless in my opinion. They usually pretty much suck and I cannot think of any at the moment that were nearly as good as the original. Just let her come up with something new and original.
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1:40PM on 09/29/2011

"What's up, fuck buddy?"

Good. Leave it alone. It was great, no need to ruin it with a lesser sequel.
Good. Leave it alone. It was great, no need to ruin it with a lesser sequel.
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11:38AM on 09/29/2011
...Who is Kristen Wiig?
...Who is Kristen Wiig?
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10:28AM on 09/29/2011
Good to hear. The first one was awful and vastly overrated. But I love Kristen Wiig so if they did make another one I would have to see it. Hopefully she sticks with not doing another.
Good to hear. The first one was awful and vastly overrated. But I love Kristen Wiig so if they did make another one I would have to see it. Hopefully she sticks with not doing another.
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9:55AM on 09/29/2011

On The Contrary

It's refreshing to see she isn't going for the big money and sticking to what she does best. People might say she's the big fish in a little pond now over at SNL, but why wouldn't she want to be. I'd just as soon see her have another great year there and come out with another fantastic, original comedy then BRIDESMAIDS 2: THE DIVORCE.
It's refreshing to see she isn't going for the big money and sticking to what she does best. People might say she's the big fish in a little pond now over at SNL, but why wouldn't she want to be. I'd just as soon see her have another great year there and come out with another fantastic, original comedy then BRIDESMAIDS 2: THE DIVORCE.
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