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“Bridesmaid” sequel could happen without Kristen Wiig?


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Sequels aren’t always a good idea. Here’s why.

Universal reportedly is contemplating a sequel to the massively successful “Bridesmaids,” a summer smash that somehow finds itself in the Oscar race (where comedies usually don’t compete, though to be fair, most comedies aren’t as funny as “Bridesmaids”). And why not, right? If “The Hangover” can earn a sequel, “Maids” deserves one, as well.

Except here’s the problem: Kristen Wiig isn’t involved. And the studio might move forward without her.

THR reports that Wiig and her co-writer Annie Mumolo aren’t interested in pursuing a sequel. “We are writing something else,” she tells the trade. But Uni remains optimistic about a sequel if they can get it right. “We are over the moon with the success of ‘Bridesmaids,’ and if we do a sequel we want to get it right,” a Universal rep tells THR. “We are talking to filmmakers now about concepts, and if the right one emerges, we’ll move forward.” The rumor would have a sequel focusing on Melissa McCarthy’s character, though I honestly couldn’t see the actress moving ahead on a sequel if Wiig wasn’t on board.

Judd Apatow weighed in via a statement, saying, “The key is we have to come up with an idea that is as good or better than the first one. We don’t want to do it unless it can be great. I don’t think anyone has had the brain space to think about it yet. Hopefully that can begin this year.”

Would you see a “Bridesmaid” sequel that didn’t have Wiig? Let us know in the comments section below.

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