Thanks to a couple reports, people online have been awaiting conformation that a sequel to 2008’s Step Brothers with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly was on the way. Soon after the reports surfaced; news has now followed up stating that a Step Brothers 2 wasn’t happening for now.
If you’ve logged onto Facebook or trolled Reddit today, you surely saw the exciting news: Step Brothers 2 is officially happening and it begins filming this year! Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are back and they’re taking care of a baby! Oh great, a sequel to one of the funniest comedies of the past 25 years! Except it’s not true. Unfortunately none of this is true. Sources close to the original film have assured us that Step Brothers 2 is no closer to happening now than it was earlier this year when McKay told IGN (among other outlets), “Not right now, man.” It’s not to say that Step Brothers 2 won’t ever happen — prior to Anchorman 2, Step Brothers 2 was actually very close to happening — it’s just not happening this year or really any time soon, because McKay and Ferrell don’t even have a story, let alone a script.