Is ‘Happy Gilmore’ Getting a Sequel?

At least one ‘Happy Gilmore’ actor is pining for a sequel to the mediocre movie.

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After rebooting and making sequels to countless classics, is Hollywood now turning to mediocre movies like 1996’s Happy Gilmore for retreads? At least one cast member of the Adam Sandler vehicle hopes so.

Christopher McDonald, who played arrogant golf pro Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, recently said he’s pining for a sequel. So much so, in fact, that he told PopCulture.com that he even conjured up a possible plot for it.

“I would love to do it,” McDonald said. “I think it has to be something sort of like a Ryder Cup. Yeah. Where the coach, the captain picks… We’re all good golfers and the captain picks Gilmore. ‘Are you out of your mind? He’s a disgrace to the game!’ Then, of course, Gilmore, being called Happy Gilmore 2, makes the final putt that keeps the cup in America. That’s how it goes. The middle part, I don’t know yet. But oh my God, Shooter would go crazy if Gilmore was picked because Shooter is a serious golfer and Gilmore’s like, ‘I’m just saving Grandma’s house.'”

Blame Adam Sandler For Happy Gilmore

Blame Sandler for giving McDonald hope that a sequel might happen. PopCulture.com noted that the comedy icon teased the possibility during a 25th anniversary celebration of the original in a joint interview Sandler and McDonald gave in February 2021 to Dan Patrick.

After joking that he had the power to “green light” a Gilmore sequel, Sandler confessed that he hadn’t actually talked about making one.

“It has not been discussed but it has certainly been discussed on the internet,” Sandler said.

“It would be a complete blast,” McDonald added.

To be fair, Happy Gilmore is one of the few Adam Sandler comedies with a Rotten Tomatoes score above 50 percent. So maybe a sequel to that movie wouldn’t be as bad one to, say, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star. Or Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. Or any of the other seven Sandler projects with a Rotten Tomatoes score below 10 percent.

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