James Caan Claims a Dispute Between Will Jon and Ferrell Favreau Kept Elf 2 From Happening
Everyone loves Elf. It’s a Christmas classic that folks have enjoyed since its debut back 2003. You might expect a film that earned $220 million at the box office would result in more films. Except, Elf 2 never happened and actor James Caan, who played Walter in the film, thinks he knows why.
“We were gonna take action and I thought, ‘Oh my god, I acquired a franchise movie finally, Some money could possibly be created by me, let my kids do what the hell they would like to do.’ And the director and can didn’t go along perfectly,” Caan told the Bull & Fox radio show (via .) “So, Will wished to take action, he didn’t want the director, also it was had by him in his contract, it was one particular plain things.”
That’s a shame as Elf remains one particular must-watch Christmas flicks that simultaneously spreads Christmas cheer (for several to listen to) and makes people laugh. It’s also just a little weird to listen to how this type of production may lead to bad blood as everyone involved looks as though they’re having a great time. It really is what it really is, day Ferrell and Favreau can bury the hatchet and present us more Buddy the Elf adventures but maybe one.
Here’s the state synopsis for Elf, in the event you haven’t seen it: Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Struggling to shake the sensation he doesn’t easily fit into, the adult Buddy travels to NY, completely elf uniform, searching for his real father. Since it happens, that is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. Following a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start out a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.