I don’t know about you, but when I’m hospitalized for partying too hard with porn stars people generally consider it reward enough. Charlie Sheen, on the other hand, also gets buzz going for Major League 4. Or Major League 3, if you don’t count the straight-to-video sequel. (Charlie Sheen doesn’t. He called it ‘an abortion.’ You know Charlie, it’s not like we’re all big fans of Terminal Velocity either.) The Two and a Half Men star got buzz going a few days ago after screening the original film in his house, but apparently that was all Major League writer/director David S. Ward needed. He’s got a script ready to go already, Hollywood Reporter (Hollywoodly) reports.
The sequel has Sheen returning as Ricky ‘Wild Thing’ Vaughn to help train new recruits under coaches Pedro Cerrano, played by 24‘s Dennis Haysbert, and Willie Hayes, played in the original film by Wesley Snipes and in Major League 2 by House M.D.‘s Omar Epps. With Snipes still imprisoned for tax evasion, it’s unclear whether production would wait, allow Epps to return, or even better: shoot half the script with Epps, shoot the other half with Snipes after he gets out, and never call any attention to it. Corbin Bernsen has a part in the movie, even though he was apparently absent from earlier drafts.
I never thought I’d say this, but it’s nice to have a good old-fashioned sequel again after months and months of remake announcements. Morgan’s Creek has the new script but Major League 3/4/Whatever has yet to be officially greenlighted.
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