Sean Anders might cast this incredible actor to lead Daddy’s Home 3, the third installment of his comedy film series
Daddy’s Home is a 2015 comedy film series directed by Sean Anders, starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. It’s Ferrell’s highest-grossing live-action film, and the second collaboration between the actors since The Other Guys, a 2010 action-comedy. The film depicts the hardships of a stepfather in a comic and entertaining way. It showcases two very likable dads who are extremely different from each other. With several dramatic and hilarious moments, the film is perfect for a family movie night. Daddy’s Home gets a few laughs out of the viewer, but its heart lies within its characters.
- Looking back at the first two films
- Daddy’s Home season 3 already has a plot
- Will the cast reprise their roles? And when will the Daddy’s Home season 3 release?
There are some dysfunctional moments that make the viewer think about what would happen if it was a real-life situation. But a film is a film, and this modern comedy does a great job. After the commercial success of the first two, fans have been wondering if a third film is in the works. And it seems as if there is light at the end of the tunnel, after all. Keep reading to learn more about Daddy’s Home 3.
Looking back at the first two films
Daddy’s Home follows Brad (Will Ferrell), a stepfather vying for the attention of his wife Sara’s (Linda Cardellini) children. He is forced to do so when their biological father Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) returns and tries to intimidate him. The film was criticized for not having any genuinely funny ideas but the dynamic between Ferrell and Wahlberg was praised. A happy ending saw Brad and Dusty become understanding towards each other eventually, as they decide to co-parent their children.
Daddy’s Home 2 became an instant holiday classic when it released in time for Christmas in 2017. The principal cast reprised their roles in the sequel, with the addition of Mel Gibson (Kurt) and John Lithgow (Don).
The actors play fathers to Wahlberg and Ferrell’s characters, and meddle into their co-dad relationship, causing a string of problems. It’s really funny to see Brad and Dusty navigating their parental lives while facing an intervention from their own parents.
The sequel is set during Christmas, which only adds to the appeal. It highlights a magical Christmas spirit, and the story is far more endearing than it was in the first film. The sequel received negative reviews, but did well at the box-office and was loved by fans.
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Daddy’s Home 3 already has a plot
The third film should ideally continue to follow the story of Brad’s family, just like the first two did. We’ve already seen Ferrell’s Brad and Wahlberg’s Dusty fight it out, to prove who the better dad is. When they finally agree to be co-dads and look out for the children together, they’re interrupted by their own dads.
Sean Anders collaborated with Mark Wahlberg once again in 2017, when they filmed Instant Family, a poignant family drama. The movie was originally based on Anders and his wife Beth’s real-life story of adopting three children. During its press tour, Anders revealed his plans for Daddy’s Home 3 in an interview with “Metro”.
He said, “As far as Daddy’s Home 3 goes, I don’t know if that’s on the cards or not. We were sort of joking that maybe the way to do that is 20 years in the future when Mark and Will are old men, to do a kind of grumpy old men reunion when one of the kids is getting married or something.”
While Ferrell hasn’t mentioned anything about a third film yet, his colleague was happy to share his excitement. Mark Wahlberg thrilled fans with his reply, when he seemed ecstatic about playing a grandpa on screen. He said, “I haven’t thought about that, but would love to be able to at some point play a grandfather. “I’m embracing getting older. I don’t mind playing dad.”
Will the cast reprise their roles? And when will the third film release?
Mark Wahlberg has expressed his hope to have Liam Neeson join the cast in Daddy’s Home 3. The actor had a brief voice cameo in the sequel, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he joined the film. There’s no denying that Neeson would play a great on-screen dad, or really, any other role in the film.
Director Sean Anders hasn’t announced an official release date for the film yet. If the team decides to work on a third instalment, we might be able to expect it sometime in 2021. But until then, we’ll be waiting to hear from Paramount Pictures on any official news. Since they haven’t cancelled the idea for a third film yet, there’s still hope for it.
We’re championing the idea for a third film because we’d love to see more of Ferrell and Wahlbergs on-screen camaraderie.