Rawson Marshall Thurber Won't Rule Out a 'Dodgeball' Sequel
"It's my first film and something people still really like it seems. I would say never say never"
Published Nov 10, 2021Years before Rawson Marshall Thurber was at the helm of action-comedy Red Notice, he was all about red rubber as the director of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story — an incredibly silly sporting world Thurber wouldn't rule out a return to someday.
Speaking with Deadline, Thurber was asked about a potential "return to the Dodgeball universe" in discussing the differences between television and film direction and production. Thurber shared, "most of the stuff I'm interested in on the television side are things I would have a hand in writing too."
Of course, Dodgeball would need to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge its way to the head of the queue of intellectual property ripe for reimagining. But as far as his own interest in bringing it back, Thurber offered, "never say never."
"I never thought about Dodgeball as a series, but that actually might be fun," he shared with Deadline. "I'm really proud of Dodgeball — it's my first film and something people still really like it seems. I would say never say never, and it would have to be the right take on it. But yeah, maybe."
In 2013, it was reported that a Dodgeball sequel was in the works at Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld's Red Hour Films, with a script written by Clay Tarver — only for Stiller to in an interview three years later that he knew nothing of the project.
Read Thurber's complete Deadline interview here.
Stiller and fellow Dodgeball cast members Vince Vaughn, Justin Long and Christine Taylor last got together in character in 2017, for a charity video produced by his own Stiller Foundation that you can revisit below.