Charlie Sheen Might Return as Wild Thing in Major League 4?
Despite an almost apathetic attitude towards the sport of baseball, I've consistently enjoyed lots of baseball movies. From childhood favorites like The Sandlot and Rookie of the Year to grown-up flicks like Field of Dreams, I just love seeing America's favorite pastime on the big screen. However, Major League is one of those baseball flicks that brings a whole lot of silliness to the game and it looks like a rumor that started last year about a potential for Major League 4 has been validated. David Ward (who directed the original) told Moviehole that they want to bring back Charlie Sheen and more of the original cast for this sequel.
In addition to the desire to bring back not only Sheen, but also Corbin Bersen, Wesley Snipes and Tom Berenger, the good news is that Ward is just as anxious as the rest of us to forget the abomination that was Major League: Back to the Minors. He' looking at this sequel more like Major League 3 and the film could be seen as the potential start of a new franchise, only if people like it enough. Here's what Ward had to say:
"We're actually talking about doing one right now. I've written, what I see, as 'Major League 3.' We're putting that together as we speak - in fact, next week I'm off to talk to James Robinson at Morgan Creek about it. It's 20 years later, and Wild Thing comes out of retirement to work with this 19-year-old player. We've actually got three new characters in the new film. And if the new film is popular, they could carry the franchise on. [Charlie Sheen] is excited to do it if and when it happens. But he can't shoot it this year, because he's back doing 'Two-and-a-Half Men,' but we could potentially shoot it next year - in his hiatus from the show."
I'm not usually a big fan of comedy sequels, and a return to a franchise this old (first film was in 1989) kind of feels desperate, but just the prospect of seeing Wesley Snipes return to comedy sounds pretty good on its own. Obviously with Charlie Sheen having such great success on the "comedy" series "Two-and-a-Half Men," there's definitely an audience that would be interested in the flick and perhaps a new generation of fans will discover the original, too. For now, I'm cautiously optimistic to see if Ward can get the gang back together for Major League 4, but it's still quite early, so stay tuned. Are you interested in a Major League 4?