Robin Williams Says 'Mrs. Doubtfire' & 'Birdcage' Sequels Possible?
After providing his endless array of voices for Happy Feet 2, the energetic Robin Williams recently revealed to Moviehole that a couple more sequels from some of his older films could actually end up getting off the ground. While neither of the projects necessarily warrant a follow-up, both Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage are fantastic comedies in their own right, and maybe audiences will want to revisit Williams' characters from each of those films. For those interested, it doesn't sound like Mrs. Doubtfire 2 has any life left in her old bones, but The Birdcage 2 is apparently still being played with in some capacity. More below!
With regards to the return of Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire, Williams doesn't seem to think it's in the cards anymore, even after attempting to have screenwriter and Jumanji co-star Bonnie Hunt take a stab at the sequel. Williams says, "They could never write it. They kept trying and it doesn't work... because at the end of the first one they reveal who [Mrs Doubtfire] is. So it ends up being her for five minutes and then she transitions into some old Russian woman. They so far can't crack it." So it would be Mrs. Doubtfire pretending to be another character? Cue the Inception horn blare! Let's just let that one alone.
However, for those interested in more adult comedy, The Birdcage 2 seems to be the sequel with the most potential to actually get off the ground, but there's nothing firm in place. However, Williams notes, "They're trying to figure out which [story] to write for that. We will see what happens." Frankly I'd like to see this happen just to get Robin Williams and Nathan Lane together again and maybe even Hank Azaria for good measure. The Birdcage remains one of my favorite films in Robin Williams career, it's an impeccably crafted and finely executed comedy that doesn't necessarily need a sequel, but I'd be interested in hearing a logline. Decent comedy sequels are few and far between, so maybe we should just let this film live on its own.