Kristen Wiig Said There Won’t Be a Bridesmaids Sequel, So Universal Can Stop Trying to Make One Now
No. No no no no no no no. no.
Not one of the people who made Bridesmaids a success last year supported a sequel to the comedy hit, the only saving grace for the idea being the return of every single person from the original. Well, the woman responsible for the movie existing in the first place, Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig, has put the nail in the coffin, saying there will not be another matrimonial outing. So, let’s please stop throwing around the idea that this will happen, with or without her. Okay? Okay.
Universal has seemed dead set on trying to repeat the success of Bridesmaids, and naturally, the idea of a sequel was brought up. Repeatedly. But Melissa McCarthy said it would be a “terrible idea,” and while director Paul Feig and co-star Wendi McLendon-Covey seemed to suggest that there was no telling what could happen, Wiig has maintained since earlier this month that she has no interest in being part of another Bridesmaids movie. Her exact words: “We aren’t working on that. [Co-writer] Annie [Mumolo] and I aren’t planning a sequel. We are writing something else.”
And she iterated that when she was asked the same question at the Golden Globes this past weekend:
“We’re not planning on doing [a sequel],” she said. “We had a special time making the first one, but we’re really excited to try something else.”
Before the Globes, Universal said that they might move forward with a sequel regardless of Wiig’s commitment to the project, maybe hoping for a less costly production that will bring in the audience who discovered the movie after it was out of theaters. (Even though the person who entertained them so much the first time won’t be there the second time.) Though it would be unlikely that the original producer, Judd Apatow, would even want to do a movie with the Bridesmaids name that didn’t include Wiig or Mumulo. But would Universal be smart to gamble on this? Would we really want to see Bridesmaids without Kristen Wiig in it, without her writing and Annie Mumolo’s writing?
The answer is NO. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. It will be the next Evan Almighty, so NO.