'Entourage 2' The Sequel Could Actually Happen If The Cast, Creator, & Mark Wahlberg Get Their Way
Nearly four years after the brotastic comedy Entourage ended its eight-season run on HBO, the movie based on the series debuted in theaters on Wednesday. Not only were fans reunited with cast members Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Jerry Ferrara, and Kevin Dillon, but they were also treated to a host of celebrity cameos, including Billy Bob Thornton and The Sixth Sense actor Haley Joel Osment as a bad guy. Way to make a comeback, right? I guess that depends on who you're asking because based on multiple reports so far, the reviews for the Entourage movie are overwhelmingly negative. But if a series can rise from the dead four years after it ends and be developed into a major film, then could it be possible for a follow-up movie to rise from the ashes of unfavorable reviews? In other words, will the Entourage movie have a sequel?
Well, viewers hoping to see even more big-screen antics from the obnoxious likes of superstar Vince Chase and his sidekicks Eric "E" Murphy, Turtle, Drama can rest sort of easy: At this point, another Entourage movie seems highly probable. According to Hollywood Life, Ferrara, Connolly, and series creator Doug Ellin are all on board with a sequel. Ellin seems pretty optimistic, actually:
If people want to hang out with these guys more, we can do another [movie]. It’s not the plot driven thing that it needs to be, so hopefully people want it. We’d love to do another one.
Increasing the likelihood of a second Entourage film is the man who inspired it all: Mark Wahlberg expressed interest in filming a sequel well before the movie hit theaters. During a press junket for Age of Ultron last year, Wahlberg recalled telling Ellin:
"Let’s not wait for the movie to come out to start planning the next one because this is definitely going to be a big success." If I have anything to do with it there will be.
And then, there's always the fans:
But as with any film, the likelihood of a sequel depends heavily on a number of factors, namely box office numbers. And while Entourage isn't a runaway hit, The Hollywood Reporter points out that the movie is leading its competitors at the box office this week. This means that regardless of how many critics totally pan the film or no matter how many Entourage haters publicly denounce the film (in the name of charity, no less), if the film performs well, we very well may see an Entourage part deux. Obviously, for fans of the show, that means the more bro-ing the better.
Sorry, Titus Andromedon.