It has been nearly a decade since Step Brothers hit theaters. However, comedy legend Will Ferrell has just given fans a glimmer of hope, as he has revealed details of a potential sequel.
The star spoke to the New York Daily News and said that not only had he and Adam McKay chatted about the idea of doing a sequel, they had actually dreamt up a storyline where Brennan and Dale retire with their long-suffering parents.
The plot revolves around the pair moving to a retirement village - presumably with even more room for activities.
"We talked about Step Brothers and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things," Ferrell explained.
"We had a whole story where John (C. Reilly) and I follow our parents to live in a retirement community and try to convince them that we earned the right to retire as well."
Despite the popularity of the first movie, Ferrell said that the idea of making a sequel is a catch 22.
"The sequel thing is so funny because we decided obviously to go down the road with Anchorman, and we made what I thought was a really great sequel, really funny," he said. "The entertainment media and fans beg you, and beg you, and beg you for sequels, and then you make it and you definitely have a fraction that's like, 'Well, not as good as the first one'. So I guess it's a catch-22. It's a nice catch-22 because people love the movies in the first place."
Director Adam McKay says he wouldn't rule out the possibility of revisiting Step Brothers either, telling Rolling Stone that he thinks Dale and Brennan will get even funnier as they get older.
"Maybe we'd do it in 10 years," he said. "I said 'no' at one point. And then I realised it was foolish of me to say that, because the older they get, the funnier the joke may get. I definitely would not say no to that now. For a second I did, just 'cause comedy sequels are like the hardest thing to do 'cause half the joke's out of the bag already."