Chevy Chase to continue servicing the HOT TUB TIME MACHINE in the Cusack-free sequel!!
Howdy do, everyone, Papa Vinyard here.
Get that Chernobly ready! Today, we get news via The Wrap that Chevy Chase is set to reprise his role as The Repairman in the upcoming sequel, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2. He's joining Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke from the first one, presumably to continue giving them grief as they Tub themselves into some point in their future, where they will encounter the son of John Cusack's character.
This is good news, as Chase fit in perfectly with both the tone and the '80s reference-heavy humor of the first movie. His recent image of being a daffy, annoying old pain-in-the-ass adds a great spin to his role as the mystical maintanance man who cannot (or, more likely, simply refuses to) give our heroes a straight answer. But my question is, if they could wrangle the difficult and demanding Chase back into the fray, just what is the real reason that Cusack opted out of this follow up? Even the writer, Josh Heald, and director Steve Pink (who co-wrote HIGH FIDELITY and GROSSE POINTE BLANK alongside Cusack) came back. Adam Scott is a hilarious guy, but his casting as Cusack's son just seems like a lazy way to keep a Cusack-esque character around to smooth over the fact that, for some reason or another (really hoping it wasn't about money), the former Lloyd Dobler didn't feel like joining up with the original cast. Is Cusack, who has popped up in two DTV films in the past year, really harder to get ahold of than the notoriously-troublesome Chase at this point?
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 should be filming as we speak for a release date next year.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Fox has hired a pair of writers to get a FLASH GORDON movie off the ground! -- 313 total posts 234 posts
- Today's STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Status Report: Casting "Almost Complete", Second Unit Shooting Underway! -- 333 total posts 77 posts
- IT'S A SMALL WORLD: THE MOVIE directed by Jon Turteltaub is a real thing Disney wants to make! -- 86 total posts 66 posts
- There Will Soon Be No More Orci / Kurtzman Movies!?!? + One Of Them Is Pushing To Direct The Third JJVerse STAR TREK Film!! -- 311 total posts 63 posts
- 100 Lucky Ones will see AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 here in Austin on April 30th! -- 416 total posts 59 posts
- BARBIE. The Movie. -- 48 total posts 48 posts
- ‘So Who Wants To Go First??’ Amy Acker Is The Cellist In Joss Whedon’s AGENTS OF SHIELD!! ELSEWHERE & ER On PIONEERS OF TELEVISION!! New AWKWARD, SWAP, BOY, STORAGE, SCHUMER, TOSH, GLEE, FIRE, MINDY, DUSK, ORIGINALS, SUPERNATURAL, FARGO, FISHER & VOICE!! CONTAINER Finale!! Don Rickles On KIMMEL!! Natalie Dormer On SETH!! Stephen Colbert On LETTERMAN!! Elizabeth Warren On THE DAILY SHOW!! Herc’s Tuesday TV Talkback!! -- 168 total posts 40 posts
- Robert Downey Jr. seems to be tweeting a picture a day from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron... -- 39 total posts 39 posts
Learn What’s Ahead
For GAME OF THRONES!! -- 60 total posts 38 posts
- The First Official BTS Shots From JURASSIC WORLD Are Here!! -- 28 total posts 28 posts