With Anchorman 2's recent development providing musky bravado to all those other cult-beloved, dick joke-laden comedies birthed from the anachronistic wombs of SNL alumni, now MacGruber is being developed for a sequel, however incredibly unlikely that occurrence might seem. Or so says writer/director Jorma Taccone.
In an interview ScreenCrush, Taccone spoke of developing a sequel to his 2010 MacGyver parody comedy--which, like Anchorman, has amassed a devoted cult following but, unlike Anchorman, didn't even make back its meager budget ($10 million, with explosives costs) upon release--saying:
"It would be me, Will and John [Solomon] writing it again. Every time I hang out with Will, we talk about all our cool ideas for the sequel. We have the idea for it and we have a title, but I won't tell you what it is."
Taccone didn't offer up what these cool ideas are, nor did he offer up a reason the same studio that just bombed with Battleship would now give a MacGruber sequel a shot. But he did reportedly mention that, in a nod to Die Hard, the film would take place at Christmastime, making for some fun Holiday programming if, somehow, beyond all belief, Universal actually does greenlight this thing. 'Tis the season for teaching Mom what an "upper decker" is.