Adam Sandler wants to make fourth ever sequel for one of his best movies
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Adam Sandler has been dominating the comedy game for decades, with hit films like Happy Gilmore, Just Go With It, and The Waterboy
Recently, though, he's tried his hand at more serious roles in films like Uncut Gems and Hustle, in which he has had just as much, if not even more success.
But, if we were to sit here and go through Adam's entire filmography, we'd be here all day long.
That's why it's so surprising - and admittedly impressive - that, over his long-spanning career, only three of his films have been made into sequels.
There's the hit ensemble comedy Grown Ups (2010), which got its sequel just three years after the original.
There's Hotel Transylvania, the animated comedy that stars Adam Sandler as Count Dracula.
That family-friendly flick was such a success that, not only is there now a Hotel Transylvania 2, but a Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and a Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.
And finally, there's Murder Mystery, the 2019 comedy mystery film that *just* had its sequel Murder Mystery 2 drop on Netflix.
The original Murder Mystery saw Adam and his co-star Jennifer Aniston star as married couple Nick and Audrey who wind up holidaying on a billionaire's Super Yacht, only to find themselves wrapped up in a - you guessed it - murder mystery.
In the sequel, which is now available to stream, Nick and Audrey have decided to launch their own detective agency, and it isn't long before they wind up at the centre of an international abduction case.
So, all in all, the whole sequel thing is going pretty well for Adam. Would he consider doing another?
The honest answer is... maybe.
Sandler hinted that there had previously been 'conversations' about making some of his earlier hits into sequels - though he was pretty tight-lipped about which ones.
Asked which if there was one film in particular that he'd love to turn into a sequel, he told UNILAD: "Anger Management, I think."
The 2003 buddy comedy film stars Adam as Dave Buznik, a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to anger management therapy with Dr Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson), who uses difficult and unpredictable tactics to upend Dave's life so he can fix it.
Who knows where an Anger Management sequel might bring us?
Does Dave need more elaborate schemes to calm him down? Maybe he could pass on the wisdom he learned from Dr Buddy to someone else in his life?
Until that day, though, if it should ever come about, Adam might want to take some time off to recover after Murder Mystery 2.
Not only was it an intense movie to film, but the comedy star wound up with a fist to the face during a tense scene.
"Mark Strong hit him in the face," Jennifer Aniston told UNILAD.
"Not on purpose," Adam chimed in.
"He has big hands and he accidentally smacked the Sandman in the face."
Adam doesn't think he'll be out for too long, though.
"I got punched in the face many times when I was a kid. My face was ready for it.”
Murder Mystery 2 is available to stream now on Netflix.