Daddy’s Home (again!) and this time, he’s brought a raft of new friends.
Two years ago, director Sean Anders recruited The Other Guys (read: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell) for Daddy’s Home, a light-hearted comedy that defied expectations to become one of 2015’s sleeper hits. A $240 million haul at the box office was enough to warrant a sequel, and this time round, Wahlberg and Ferrell will be joined by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow, who will play each of their character’s respective parents. Cue the fireworks.
That’s a rivalry that begins to take shape in today’s first-look trailer for Daddy’s Home 2. Indeed, the addition of Gibson’s Mr. Mayron was welcomed by Mark Wahlberg, who hinted that Dusty won’t take too kindly to the sudden influx of competition.
“I thought it was brilliant, the right choice. Everyone was throwing names around for that. But for a guy who is cooler, a threat to Dusty, edgy in that way, it’s a great choice. Yeah, come on. I’m harboring a lot of resentment that I didn’t have that kind of relationship with my dad. I never heard the L word, never had a hug. Those are issues that we struggle with,” says Wahlberg. “But we start to realize that Brad and his dad’s relationship is not so perfect. That all explodes. And it’s chaos from there.”
Also starring Linda Cardellini, John Cena, Scarlett Estevez, Owen Vaccaro, Alessandra Ambrosio and Didi Costine, Daddy’s Home 2 will see Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell causing another big-screen ruckus on November 10th. That’s smack bang in the middle of Thor: Ragnarok and Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon’s Justice League, so it’ll be interesting to see how Anders’ comedy sequel fares against such strong box office competition.