WHEN CAN WE EXPECT THE SEQUEL OF THE SERIES “ELF”?
‘Elf’ is a 2003 American Christmas movie by Jon Favreau, composed by David Berenbaum. The film focuses on Buddy, who was adopted and raised by Santa’s elves later; he finds out about this and heads to New York City to meet his biological father and likewise spending Christmas in a universe of cynics simultaneously. The Elf was delivered in the United States on November 7, 2003.
In September 2013, Mental Floss detailed that Favreau was keen on making a sequel of the film, named “Elf 2: Buddy Saves Christmas”. Later in December 2013, Ferrell expressed that he would not like to make a continuation of Elf. In January 2016, Favreau said that a continuation of Elf could even now occur. The following month Ferrell emphasized that a sequel is impossible and expressed that he was commonly hesitant to do continuations except if there was a story that justifies it. In 2023, James Caan reaffirmed that a sequel is not happening, expressing that Ferrell and Favreau didn’t get along.
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HERE IS THE MAIN REASON FOR THE SEQUEL NOT HAPPENING!
Ferrell and Favreau disliking each other is the reason Elf 2 never occurred till now.
Speaking in an interview, Elf co-star James Caan uncovered that while appearing on Cleveland’s 92.3 ‘The Fan’s Bull and Fox’ show, he stated: they need to do a sequel, and he thought that he got a franchise film and could bring in some money. However, the director and Will didn’t get along very well since, and Will needed to do it yet didn’t need the same director.
Ferrell has not been silent about having any enthusiasm for repeating his part for a sequel by telling Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live in 2013 that he does not figure it would look terrible if he attempted to crush back in the Elf being tights: Buddy the moderately aged Elf. He emphasized his situation in 2017 in an interview with IGN.