Matthew Broderick Makes Big Screen Comeback With Ferris Bueller Sequel?

By Ivy Candelaria | 2 years ago
Matthew Broderick Makes Big Screen Comeback With Ferris Bueller Sequel?
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Who doesn’t remember Ferris Bueller? Well, maybe those belonging to the movie going public from some decades back will rejoice after hearing this good news! Read on to know more.

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, the movie that starred a fresh-faced Broderick in 1986 tells a story about a young man who encouraged his then viewers to skip school for the day. Thirty years after, Mail Online reports that he is back!

The now 49-year-old Broderick has a YouTube video, acting a famous line from his film. The 10-second teaser shows the actor donning a white bathrobe, as he flings open the curtains of his hotel room and says, “’How can I handle work on a day like today?” The teasing part escalates as the date February 5 flashes, with Yello’s “Oh Yeah” playing in the background.

See it here:

Making sense of all of this, sources are saying that it suggests that all will be revealed in time—during the Super Bowl, which will be held on February 5. This could only mean that Broderick will be playing Bueller again, right?

Aside from keeping their fingers crossed, fans are also wondering if Broderick will be fully reprising the role, as well as original cast members like Bueller’s girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and his best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck).

John Hughes, one of the prime directors of the decade, who brought us classics and cult favorites like “The Breakfast Club”, “Pretty In Pink”, and “Weird Science”, directed the 1986 release.

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” starred Broderick as the film’s lead, with Sara, (who is now 44), as the lovely Sloane and Ruck, (now 55), as the unfortunate Cameron. The movie, which also featured Jeffrey Jones as school principal Ed Rooney turned out to be the top grossing film of the year.

In 2010, Broderick and Ruck, paid tribute to Hughes who passed away the previous year. Both spoke about their contemplations about doing a sequel. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Broderick said: “We thought about a sequel to Ferris Bueller, where he’d be in college or at his first job, and the same kind of things would happen again. But neither of us found a very exciting hook to that. The movie is about a singular time in your life. Ferris Bueller is about the week before you leave school, it’s about the end of school – in some way, it doesn’t have a sequel. It’s a little moment and it’s a lightning flash in your life.”

Ruck added: “I used to think why don’t they wait until Matthew and I are in our seventies and do Ferris Bueller Returns and have Cameron be in a nursing home. ‘He doesn’t really need to be there, but he just decided his life is over, so he committed himself to a nursing home. And Ferris comes and breaks him out. And they go to, like, a titty bar and all this ridiculous stuff happens. And then, at the end of the movie, Cameron dies.”

Broderick, who is currently married to actress Sarah Jessica Parker of “Sex And The City” fame, was also the adult voice of Simba in “The Lion King” trilogy.

Stay tuned to Movie News Guide for updates on “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”.


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