Get it? His last name is Focker? And his first name is Gaylord? Gaylord Focker? So of course, their kids will be called “Little Fockers”. Get it? Oh man, I’m telling you, these jokes write themselves. Which may be why a third installment in the “Meet the Parents” franchise is in the works. Of course, $800 million worldwide gross for the previous two films combined wasn’t exactly a deterrent to another sequel, either.
THR’s Risky Biz Blog reports that a sequel, tentatively titled “Little Fockers”, is currently in the works, with all the main principals (Ben Stiller as a Liberal idiot, Teri Polo as his way-too-hot wife, and Robert De Niro as Polo’s Conservative old timer) returning. John Hamburg, who took shots at scripts for the first two movies, will be writing the third one for Universal, while Jay Roach, who directed the first two, will produce. Owen Wilson will also get a bigger role this time around after playing supporting roles in the last two films.
The first movie, “Meet the Parents” introduced Stiller’s character to his wife’s family for the first time, while the sequel introduced the wife’s family to Stiller’s parents, played by Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand. The third movie will focus on Stiller and Polo’s kids. Hilary, as they say, ensues.
Below: Robert De Niro either wants you to focus or he’s about to stab you in the eyes with his fingers. Either way, I’d run.