Why There Was NEVER An Elf 2 Movie

Why There Was NEVER An Elf 2 Movie

Why There Was NEVER An Elf 2 Movie?

According to reports, the reason why there was NEVER another Elf movie all boils down to Will Farrell turning it down and wait until you hear how much he was offered. Get all the details on why there was never an Elf 2 Movie…

CelebnMovies247.com reports that Will Ferrell turned down a $29 million offer to star in an ‘Elf’ sequel.

Back in 2003, Will Farrell, 54, appeared in the festive film as Buddy Hobbs, a human who was raised by Santa’s elves, but he rejected the chance to make a follow-up movie.

Will Farrell says that he refused to do Elf 2 because the premise was too similar to the original.

That makes sense, and we are glad he did that because the movie would have likely sucked.

Farrell said:

I would have had to promote the movie from an honest place, which would’ve been, like, ‘Oh no, it’s not good. I just couldn’t turn down that much money.’

But Ferrell didn’t want to just make the movie for a bumper paycheck.

He added to The Hollywood Reporter:

I thought, ‘Can I actually say those words? I don’t think I can, so I guess I can’t do the movie.’

In September 2020, James Caan – who played Walter Hobbs, Buddy’s biological father, in the movie – claimed an ‘Elf’ sequel “will never happen” because of alleged tension between Ferrell and director Jon Favreau.

He said:

We were gonna do it and I thought, ‘Oh my god, I finally got a franchise movie, I could make some money, let my kids do what the hell they want to do.’ The director and Will didn’t get along very well.

So, Will wanted to do it, he didn’t want the director, and he had it in his contract, it was one of those things.

Favreau previously opened up how he made the 2003 film similar to the festive stories he grew up with.

He said:

They were looking for somebody to rewrite it and possibly direct it. And I remember reading it, and it clicked – if I made the world that he was from as though he grew up as an elf in ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’, one of those Rankin/Bass Christmas specials I grew up with, then everything fell into place tonally. So for a year, I rewrote the script.