Troy Duffy Still Wants to Make 'Boondock Saints 3: Legion' Happen
by Ethan Anderton
September 3, 2014
It took 10 years for The Boondock Saints to get a sequel from director Troy Duffy, and The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day wasn't really worth the wait (and didn't make much money either). In fact, the cult classic was probably just better left alone being the film that high school and college students loved, plastering posters on their walls and tattoos on their hands. But if Duffy has his way, he wants to make The Boondock Saints 3 happen, at least that's what he told some fans during a Q&A on Facebook (via Flickering Myth). The film would be called The Boondock Saints 3: Legion, referring to legions of people taking the law into their own hands and following in the footsteps of the now famous brothers from Ireland.
In addition, the film will also go back in time to show the McManus brothers very first crime. Both of the details revealed seem to indicate that this film could easily happen without the involvement of Sean Patrick Flanery or Norman Reedus, especially since they ended up in prison at the end of the second film. And that would make sense since Reedus said nearly two years ago, "There will not be a part three. Creative differences, so to speak.” As far as the delay between the first film and the lackluster sequel, Duffy takes the blame saying, "It’s my fault. It’s taken awhile… It’s cause I want to get it right.” And it sounds like that could just as easily happen again since Duffy offered no timetable as to when the project might get off the ground. But at this point, there's probably not much demand anyway. Does anyone care?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Part 2 was shitty for a lot of reasons. He had 10 years to take his time and make a 2nd even more glorious than the 1st, but it was just horrible. Not worth trying for a 3rd.
Rock n Rollllll on Sep 3, 2014
This guy is such a hack director. That first movie is horribly over rated. When people tell me Boondock Saints is their favorite movie, they're ALWAYS awful people.
Kento on Sep 3, 2014
LOL. True. We all know who he was playing at.
DAVIDPD on Sep 3, 2014
I'm down for a 3rd. Loved the 1st, still enjoyed the 2nd for what it was. don't like it? don't watch it.
ColtNoir on Sep 3, 2014
Xerxexx on Sep 3, 2014
Norman Reedus doesn't have to do this. This film doesn't need to happen.
DAVIDPD on Sep 3, 2014
Yeah Norman is pretty set with Walking Dead.
Rock n Rollllll on Sep 4, 2014
except Norman loves the director and would probably do it at the drop of a hat. does any film "need" to happen? no.
ColtNoir on Sep 4, 2014
Loved the first one. The father's storyline in the second was absolutely great, but the rest was pretty mediocre. And Julie Benz was more fucking godawful than ever. I might have actually enjoyed the sequel somewhat if it wasn't for her. Anyway, if this does happen, I'll check it out.
grimjob on Sep 3, 2014
With the way 2 ended, yes I'd like a 3rd!
FuziJuzi on Sep 4, 2014
Turned the second one off half way through...such a mess and a horrible disappointment.
CShane on Sep 4, 2014
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