Adam Sandler open to Waterboy and Happy Gilmore sequels

Adam Sandler sequels

You can do it! And Adam Sandler can, too–the Sandman recently expressed some interest in sequels to both The Waterboy and Happy Gilmore.

On a recent episode of the Variety Awards Circuit podcast, Adam Sandler said both movies could be fun, although plots may be a little hard to come by. On a sequel to 1998’s The Waterboy: “That would be fun as hell…I love Mama [Kathy Bates]. I love Henry Winkler. I mean, come on. He’s always gonna be Coach Klein to me…But, I don’t know man, it’s funny. I don’t know what the ideas [would be].” Considering The Waterboy made nearly $200 million, fans would undoubtedly line up to see a sequel, no matter what the critics think.

As for Happy Gilmore, Adam Sandler had more concrete ideas for a sequel with a lot of comedy potential. “Wouldn’t that be fun to do the senior tour of Happy Gilmore, and hang out with all those guys and try to write a great script about Happy as an older guy, and having to calm down his temper and all that stuff?” Perhaps he could coach his former caddy? After all, he recently had some fun with that via “lookalike” golfer Will Zalatoris:

Considering Adam Sandler is one of the most bankable movie stars in history–he would be in the top 20 if you removed all members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe–he has appeared in a surprisingly low number of sequels, with only Grown Ups and Hotel Transylvania getting follow-ups. But we all know the movie most deserving of a proper sequel is 1996’s Bulletproof.

What do you think? Should either of Adam Sandler’s movies, The Waterboy or Happy Gilmore, get proper sequels? What would their plots be about? Chime in below and pitch your idea!

Source: Variety

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