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
- JJ Abrams reveals a rusted out, beat up awesome looking X-Wing in new video! -- 465 total posts 79 posts
- Idris Elba to play one of Guy Ritchie's KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE! -- 240 total posts 62 posts
- For your viewing pleasure, a 5-minute clip of Star Lord and his GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! -- 195 total posts 50 posts
- Could This Be The (Barebones) Plot Of STAR WARS EPISODE VII?! SPOILERS! -- 1491 total posts 48 posts
- 4th Week of July 2014 PICKS & PEEKS: Werewolves, BLUE RUIN, Nordic Noir, ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE + more! -- 40 total posts 40 posts
- Universal Taps Alex Kurtzman And Chris Morgan To Reboot The Studio's Classic Monsters! -- 729 total posts 38 posts
Only Seven Episodes
Of LOUIE Next Year!! -- 40 total posts 30 posts
Longest. Marathon. Ever.
FXX To Air All 25 Years Of THE SIMPSONS Over 12 Days Starting Aug. 21!! -- 56 total posts 23 posts
- Look Upon JURASSIC WORLD’s Comic Con Exclusive Poster!! -- 165 total posts 20 posts
- Jake Gyllenhaal Sells Himself In Viral Teaser For Dan Gilroy's NIGHTCRAWLER! -- 57 total posts 16 posts