Report: Robin Williams Will Return For Mrs. Doubtfire 2

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Report: Robin Williams Will Return For Mrs. Doubtfire 2

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The comedy legend is reportedly ready to return to one of his most famous roles

According to The Hollywood Reporter, legendary comedian Robin Williams will revive one of his most iconic movie characters in a sequel to the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. Original helmer Chris Columbus is also being sought to direct from a new screenplay by Elf writer David Berenbaum.

The original film was one of the biggest comedy hits of the early 90s. Williams played a divorced father banned from seeing his three children by his ex-wife (Sally Field) for his irresponsible and immature antics (summary of charges: Acting like Robin Williams.) In order to see them, he dons a costume and prosthetic makeup to pose as the children's new nanny, an elderly Scottish woman named Euphegenia Doubtfire. Child star Mara Wilson, comedian Harvey Fierstein and then-future James Bond Pierce Brosnan also starred.

At this time, there is no word on what the story of the sequel would be.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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What?
Why?
Mrs Doubtfire is a good film, light-hearted family stuff, but the film resolves it's self at the end.... it doesn't need a sequel!

Goddamn it Hollywood! Would an original idea kill you?

Bob has made his opinions on the original movie much clearer on Twitter.

On a related and predictable note:

There are many, many reasons I don't want to be in Mrs. Doubtfire 2. But they haven't even asked me (yet), so no need to worry.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014

Ldude893:
On a related and predictable note:

There are many, many reasons I don't want to be in Mrs. Doubtfire 2. But they haven't even asked me (yet), so no need to worry.- Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014

I was about to say..Mara wilson should do a cameo or something...she's really cool

so yeah..how will this work? does he need to dress up as mrs doubtfire teach a bunch inner city kids and help them learn to believe in themselves? maybe they should start a ch- wait that sounds familiar

Um...... Cool? I guess? Or not?

Mrs. Doubtfire is one of the my favorite comedies from my childhood, but this is incredibly odd. The story was over. There's no room for another film.

This is like that Cats and Dogs sequel. Completely out of left field.

Well, you see, what happened was a bunch of the makeup effects guys from the first movie got together for some drinks and reminiscing, and they suddenly realised they'd only have to add a quarter as many wrinkles with prothetics if they did the movie again with a 20-year older Robin.

I guess it's better then trying to pay rent on a McDonalds salary, but I wouldn't exactly put this sequel anywhere near my most anticipated movies.

On the one hand, this news confuses me, and on the other, it ticks me off. Of ALL the movies out there, why make a sequal for this one?! I know that making a successful movie out of an original IP would be considered a miracle these days and originality is at an all time low, but Mrs Doubtfire?! don't get me wrong. I LOVED this movie as a kid and it's still a movie that I have fond memories of, but nothing about it gives the impression that a sequal is necessary. Just... whhhhhyyyyyyyyy?!

Really? It's a little late for that, don't you think? The actors have aged. Pierce Brosnan looks older than Roger Moore's James Bond, now. The kids have grown up. Robin Williams is even hairier. Let a good 90s be left alone. The only glaring thing that makes it show it's age is the music. (Though now I can't get that Aerosmith song out of my head.)

Robin Williams hasn't been in a decent movie in probably ten years.(Well, there was that robot movie. It was okay.) Let's not try to change that with a cheap nostalgia attempt. Give him something good that doesn't rely on a gimmick.

???

Why?

I can't decide if I really want to see this trainwreck, or if it would just be sad.
I remember thinking as a kid the movie was ok and better than most of the 'a guy in a dress'-based comedy, but I don't have enough childhood nostalgia about it to really be upset if they make a sequel.

as much i like the first one, this sounds like it will have no space what so ever. i cant even imagine how this should continue.
either someone was really thinking hard about it for over 20 years or it was some last minute choice to make it with a crappy story no one will like.

I just can't understand why this is going to happen. The story was resolved, it ended, it had a good ending to it! There's no room for a sequel. This was one of my favourite comedies growing up. I can't imagine a sequel ever living up to it. Besides, everything is going to be so much more high tech now, everyone has aged, I can't imagine what kind of story they can pull out of a hat for this.

I like how people used to joke(and still do) about franchises being run into the ground over time, and now its actually happening.

I'll try to guess the synopsis of the film:

*ehem*

"Join Robin Williams in the sequel to one the funniest and heartwarming family films ever made!This time, Mrs. Doubtfire will need another pair of hands to deal with the madcap hijinks and mayhem, as she returns to save her family once again!"

Oh, and the cast will probably feature Chris Pine and some sort of new kid actor to provide that "loveable charm" and be a source of "mischief", because why not.

Hollywood: "If it is a license, then its milking time!"

I don't really see how they can make a sequel out of it again since last time I remember, Mrs Doubfire got her/ his own TV show and his marriage was somewhat restored I think?

I always thought Mr. Williams was someone who took his work quite seriously (at least according to anecdotal evidence from various people he worked with) and would generally refuse to do anything he deigned to be beneath him. Weird that he would accept a sequel to this - they must have won him over with something. Maybe it is not as much of a cheap cash-grab as it seems?

Monsterfurby:
I always thought Mr. Williams was someone who took his work quite seriously (at least according to anecdotal evidence from various people he worked with) and would generally refuse to do anything he deigned to be beneath him. Weird that he would accept a sequel to this - they must have won him over with something. Maybe it is not as much of a cheap cash-grab as it seems?

That is kind of what I am thinking. What is really sad though is what if this is the only way he can make another comedy film. Like Hollywood feels that Robin Williams is not enough to sell a movie anymore. I got to see his early movies recently and it surprises me how funny he can be. Same thing with Eddy Murphy except he just stopped doing movies as far as I can tell. Oh god please don't make another Nutty Professor movie too movie industry, we really don't need it.

I ... but ... why?! Granted it's been a long time since I've seen this movie but I could have sworn that in the end Robin and Sally reconcile. What would the sequel be? Robin Williams dressing up for his grandkids?

I'm pretty sure at this point any of us could wander out to Hollywood, pitch a random idea to a studio exec and get an associate producer credit.

putowtin:
Goddamn it Hollywood! Would an original idea kill you?

Hollywood:*in pouty voice* "But it's harrrrrrrrd! So instead we'll just remake Police Academy."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/9005520/Police-Academy-remake-confirmed.html

This is my most anticipated sequel since Weekend at Bernie's II!

hollywood can go fuck a duck and eat a dick, really what is wrong with them. it came out in 1993 there is no point it wraped up its done. All i can see it being if they have no even asked Rob its going to be more like some shitty remake with some random asshole we dont like. Whoopy Whats next Goonies 2..........oh shit yeh. Thats a thing also >:(

Monsterfurby:
I always thought Mr. Williams was someone who took his work quite seriously (at least according to anecdotal evidence from various people he worked with) and would generally refuse to do anything he deigned to be beneath him. Weird that he would accept a sequel to this - they must have won him over with something. Maybe it is not as much of a cheap cash-grab as it seems?

Or it could just be that Williams needs another pay check to last him for a little while and this is the only project that's been offered to him.

You'll find that many actors are willing to do things that are "beneath them" when their wallet is feeling a little light.

RJ 17:
Or it could just be that Williams needs another pay check to last him for a little while and this is the only project that's been offered to him.

You'll find that many actors are willing to do things that are "beneath them" when their wallet is feeling a little light.

Considering he's got a fairly successful (and funny!) stand-up show, an ongoing TV sitcom and almost half a dozen other movie projects running, I'm not sure if he's really that broke.

RJ 17:

putowtin:
Goddamn it Hollywood! Would an original idea kill you?

Hollywood:*in pouty voice* "But it's harrrrrrrrd! So instead we'll just remake Police Academy."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/9005520/Police-Academy-remake-confirmed.html

oh no. please dont ruin this classic comedy. why cant they leave things alone for once?

Why? It didn't need a sequel and we don't want a fucking sequel

I think everyone probably has at least one non scary movie that terrified them as a kid, and for me it was Mrs. Doubtfire.

Well that's stupid. I hope this, and Ghostbusters 3, don't happen. Not for my sake, I can just ignore it and the old movies are still good. I just don't want to see Robin Williams and Bill Murray embarrass themselves mining their youth for a paycheck.

And exactly what kind of story do they think they can really follow this up with? I'm skipping.

But why?
I mean... this was just a little flick... not great... not utterly bad... ultimately forgettable.
Is the situation really so dire that they need to use a one-movie franchise for a sequel? I guess this kind of stuff happens quite a lot, actually, but I just can't figure out the intention behind it, other than trying to make a buck off of some weak nostalgia some people might have.
Which, I guess, might be enough. But it's pretty damn cynical if that's all the "artistic vision" required to do something like that.

No.

Just no.

The original is good and for its time, but we do not need a stupid sequel when we know at the end of the first the story finished on a good ending. Why ruin it with another movie that would likely bomb?

Wait.. waht? Why?

No seriously, who woke up one morning and decided Mrs Doubtfire needed a sequel? Please tell me so I know who's head to apple the tire iron to. Otherwise I will be fored to burst into random meetings and beat everyone selfless.

Seriously! I mean the original wasn't bad but really? Do we really want to go there? Are we going to see sequel to White Chicks next?

Does Robin Williams ever say no to anything anymore?

Mcoffey:
Well that's stupid. I hope this, and Ghostbusters 3, don't happen. Not for my sake, I can just ignore it and the old movies are still good. I just don't want to see Robin Williams and Bill Murray embarrass themselves mining their youth for a paycheck.

I don't think you'll ever see Bill Murray do this (he once agreed to only do a movie if all his shooting locations were within an hour's drive of his house, he's not desperate for money) but Robin Williams.... well remember that Zelda commercial?

This is a bad idea, the original movie wasn't that great in hindsight. And "crossdressing humor" gets more outdated every day. But hey it's got that magical word "nostalgia" with it so they're bound to give it a try I guess. I'd be more interested in a Hook sequel though.

Ratty:

Mcoffey:
Well that's stupid. I hope this, and Ghostbusters 3, don't happen. Not for my sake, I can just ignore it and the old movies are still good. I just don't want to see Robin Williams and Bill Murray embarrass themselves mining their youth for a paycheck.

I don't think you'll ever see Bill Murray do this (he once agreed to only do a movie if all his shooting locations were within an hour's drive of his house, he's not desperate for money) but Robin Williams.... well remember that Zelda commercial?

This is a bad idea, the original movie wasn't that great in hindsight. And "crossdressing humor" gets more outdated every day. But hey it's got that magical word "nostalgia" with it so they're bound to give it a try I guess. I'd be more interested in a Hook sequel though.

Yeah, it's like, there so many Robin Williams movies better suited to an unnecessary sequel. Jumanji, Bicentennial Man, hell even a Flubber sequel makes more sense.

Robin.

What are you doing, Robin?

Robin, no.

Stop it, Robin.

Stop.

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