Bradley Cooper Says Sequel to 'The A-Team' Probably Won't Happen
by Ethan Anderton
March 10, 2011
Between two of the ensemble action team movies that came out last year, I enjoyed The A-Team slightly more than The Losers. However, apparently audiences in general may not have loved it enough as Empire recently chatted with Bradley Cooper who had some disparaging news about the potential for a sequel to the 2010 summer blockbuster. The UK cinema magazine proclaimed their love for the film when asking about a potential sequel to which Cooper replied, "I loved it too. But unfortunately, outside of you, a few of your friends and myself, there just wasn't enough revenue to supply a second installment of that franchise.”
Though Cooper may have underestimated the audience numbers a bit (the film made about $100 million worldwide) the really issue was that the film cost about $110 million to produce. While the numbers certainly aren't shameful, it's just not up to summer blockbuster standards. Empire points out that Liam Neeson has been more hopeful about a sequel saying, "Well, there's nothing planned at the minute, but the studios certainly aren't saying no. I personally would love to get on the horse again, you know? With Bradley and Sharlto and Rampage - we all would. But with the studios and the studio system it's a question of dollars and cents." So no matter how much some of you would love it, a plan for a sequel doesn't seem to be coming together anytime soon. Disappointed?
Reader Feedback - 27 Comments
Yeah I want some more A-Team Damn it!
Anonymous on Mar 10, 2011
Hollywood sux. GI Joe, and Expendables are getting a sequel. Neither was even close to being as good as A-Team.
Ordie on Mar 10, 2011
Outside of some wacky CGI, I thought A-Team was exactly what it should have been.. I enjoyed that silly move alot more than I did the extremely overrated Hangover
Tester on Mar 10, 2011
I thought, "The Expendables" kicked ass, and I also thought it was better than, "The A-Team". I knew what I was in for with Sly's flick. A slam, bang tribute to 80s action flicks--and that's exactly what we got! "A-Team" had a good cast but it was way too cartoon-ish for the source material. Although, I had fun checkin' it out, I liked Sly's flick even more! I sure am looking forward to, "The Expendables 2". Here's hoping Van Damme and Dudikoff come on board!!!
Spider on Mar 10, 2011
the A team was 'meh' at best
dave on Mar 10, 2011
To me, I feel that "A-Team", "Losers", and "Expendables" had their own thing goin for them. "A-Team" had a great cast, "Losers" had some really good cinematography and a great visual style when it came to their action scenes, and "Expendables" delivered terrific shoot'em up, cut'em up, and blow'em up violence. So I feel that if you combine all those elements together and put them into one film...NOW THAT WOULD BE ONE HELL OF A FILM!!!!
L. Marvin on Mar 10, 2011
I really enjoyed The A-Team much better than i thought it would be, having grown up on the tv series as a base line 🙂 Would ove a sequel !
Smakatac on Mar 10, 2011
Am I the only one or a part of the few that felt cheated by the update? I loved the casting but the script was so far gone from any sense of reality or fan respect that even my 10 year old son, who I had hipped to the original tv series and loved it before seeing this, felt meh (disappointed) about it as well. From how the team becomes the A-Team to the ridiculous port finale, we were both floored with "WTF?" syndrome. Just another movie I wish I would have had professional input on. Bleh. p.s. On a sadder note, The Losers was better than this even though that got producer raped as well. What a waste of a good comic book series. Fucking A.
Johnny Neat on Mar 10, 2011
Since when did the A-Team ever have anything to do with reality though? I loved the over-the-top crazyness, it felt like they nailed it to me, I really enjoyed the movie. I mean, they're all about pulling off the impossible right? But yeah, I was hoping for a sequel, I'll still keep my fingers crossed.
Warren Carroll on Mar 11, 2011
Heck yeah I'm disappointed. The A-Team was one of the best action movies to come in years. I mean I liked the Expendables (yeah I said it) an the Losers, but A-Team was better than both. MUST HAVE SEQUEL!
Lamar on Mar 10, 2011
I actually liked this movie (along with the series). Shucks!
Judasbarronx1 on Mar 11, 2011
not enough revenue? worlwide gross: $177,163,000, budget: $110 million. now what were they expecting hundreds of millions with this one?
Redguy on Mar 11, 2011
Makes perfect sense to me. A good movie not making enough money to warrant a sequel while shitty movies like "Fast 5" get to make, well, 5 of them. There's no fucking justice!
Daneforst on Mar 11, 2011
Either way I'm cool with it, I enjoyed watching the A-team (also Losers), but they shouldn't be pressured to make a sequel that will probably kill it.
Desraider on Mar 11, 2011
"...disparaging news?" lol, might want to look up what that word means before using it next time.
xtheory on Mar 11, 2011
In a way or another, the sequel will come. If you see Hollywood these days, making the remake of the remake, for sure the sequel will be a remake of this one (with different actors), or an origin story... or another awesome idea.
Manuel on Mar 11, 2011
I liked A-Team for what it was, a fun and goofy popcorn extravaganza, so seeing no sequel is kind of a downer. =(
Mr.Cookie on Mar 11, 2011
You know what ....I want a reboot or a prequel now!
Gh on Mar 11, 2011
Jeez. The A-Team was one of the most fun movies to come out last summer... But instead we get loads of other crap. yay for us...
Harm on Mar 11, 2011
I can't lie. I was really looking forward to a sequel.
Marc Walker on Mar 11, 2011
I enjoyed A-Team! It was a FUN popcorn movie and SO much better than GI Joe. I really hope they make a sequel!
MithunOnThe.Net on Mar 13, 2011
oh man...I love joe Carnahan, Would've loved to see anything from him involving kick ass action. It's just sad A team didn't have enough thumbs up.
Lucas Rios on Mar 13, 2011
oh C'mon.. its not fair. the sequel has to be made. the expectation is huge n since its not yet confirmed, so iam keeping my finger crossed
Aryan on Jul 2, 2011
Man, I want a sequel! I love the characters, the banter, the humor, the action. If the marketing is better and you don't release it in a crowded summer it should make more than it costs.
Ricomyer on Aug 26, 2011
its a good movie. ON ITS OWN. The movie was outstanding but a very bad comparison to the show.
Mobydickface7 on Sep 7, 2011
does the a team always get canceled
Guest on Sep 7, 2011
Fun to read that the actors enjoyed the movie as well--it comes across. ("I'm livin' the dream!") Just a rollickin' good yarn, with sufficient character development and wit to keep it from being just another shoot-'em-up. From the moment that the dogs came out of the darkness handcuffed together, I was in. I've watched it several times, and keep finding nuances and dialog to appreciate. Just came home from a hard day of work, and popped the vid in to watch the bust-out scene. I don't care how many times I hear, "No, he's flying the tank"--it's still one of the cutest movie lines ever. So the word is out that there won't be a sequel--hope the folks involved look back on this as a solid piece of work and a nice contribution to the good of the common order. Thank you, gentlemen and ladies, for a sweet piece of work.
Pass the popcorn on Jan 30, 2013
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