‘The Best Man Holiday’ Sequel In The Works

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The Best Man Holiday The Best Man Holiday Sequel In The Works

Releasing a sequel over a decade after its predecessor is a tricky proposition. On the one hand, there is clear studio appeal to make a follow-up to a beloved film with a built-in audience. However, if the project isn’t done right, it could often disappoint core fans and subsequently sully the reputation of the franchise itself.

Such was the risk with writer/director Malcom D. Lee’s The Best Man Holiday. The film – which just released in theaters this past weekend (read our review) – is a sequel to the 1999 hit The Best Man and features the return of the entire main cast of the first film. While the original film is well-remembered by fans, there was no telling how its sequel would perform at the box office, especially against the likes of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, but it managed to reign in over $30 million domestically against a $17 million production budget. In Hollywood, that kind of success can mean only one thing.

According to Deadline, Lee is in negotiations to write, direct and produce another film in The Best Man franchise for Universal. There’s no word yet on which cast members would return for the third film, but it doesn’t sound like any of them are contracted to come back. Lee is currently developing an untitled project for Fox Searchlight but is expected to begin work on The Best Man Holiday sequel soon.

The Best Man Holiday Reviews starring Taye Diggs Morris Chestnut Nia Long Sanaa Lathan Monica Calhoun Regina Hall and Terrence Howard The Best Man Holiday Sequel In The Works

The Best Man marked Lee’s directorial debut, and it’s easy to see why he would jump at the chance to continue writing for those characters. After all, none of his follow-up films – from 2002 comedy Undercover Brother to 2013 sequel Scary Movie V – have made as strong an impression as his first film. Since audiences clearly want more, it’s a win-win situation for everyone.

However, the difficulty with keeping The Best Man series rolling is in the contracts. Since the series relies so heavily on its ensemble cast, Lee may have trouble getting all the key players to commit to another film (In case you haven’t heard, star Terrence Howard knows a thing or two about contract disputes). If that’s the case, the film could either inflate its budget (thereby risking its chances to turn a profit) or pull a similar move as American Wedding – the third entry in the American Pie series (which also coincidentally has a sequel to its revival film, American Reunion, in development at Universal) – and simply write around the absence of some characters.

In any case, it sounds like Universal (understandably) wants to capitalize on the success of The Best Man Holiday and fast-track its sequel. Fans can only hope that development moves along smoothly and that Lee and company are able to lure back the likes of Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut and the rest of the cast.

Do you want to see a sequel to The Best Man Holiday, or would you prefer that Lee focus his energies elsewhere? Let us know in the comments section below.


The Best Man Holiday is now playing in theaters. Stay tuned for updates on its untitled sequel as this story develops.

Source: Deadline

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  1. I would love to see a best man 3 with all the same characters but add more to the seems funny scenes maybe add Kevin hart just thinking out loud . May a few more new characters so we can get use to them just in case a 4 comes out.

  2. I most definitely would like a sequel.

    • You got it all right Anna, we do need a 3rd and exactly the way you put it!

  3. Absolutely sequel #3! Love the cast !!

  4. Most definitely there should be a sequel The Best Man Reunion, The Best Man Homecoming, The Best Man Vacation………….

  5. Yes! Definitely would love a sequel. Need to see Terrance Howard get married!

  6. Love to see second third and fourth!!!!

  7. I would definitely love to see Best man 3. With its original crew too

  8. Please make a sequal with the original cast. They all work so well together. That ending got me pumped up to see a 3rd one.

  9. Hello my family and I definitely want to see Best Man Part 3 please make one we love the movie!!!!

  10. Yes. You definately need to do a three-quel! I want to see Terance Howard get married an to whom? That got me pumped even more to see a next movie.

  11. Most definitely do a third move with all the cast. Even last dead wife. She should appear as his conscience telling him to move on and remarry. Let nia not like her for her best friend and the sake of her kids but that she turns out to be a woman like Mia but with some sassyness.
    Mia will appear and talk to every one. Yes let Shelby’s baby be for Terrance
    Yea Baby bring it on!!

  12. I am praying for The Best Man 3! Absolutely LOVE the csst!! PLEASE don’t change the main cast! Work around their schedules! I will plan a party at the movie for the films debut!!! Patiently waiting!!!!!

  13. I would love a sequel to best man holiday

  14. Yes, definitely! Another installment is in order given the ” HOLIDAY” alluded to a sequel where “Q” finally also “the broom.” I think Malcolm’s “formula” for these movies is right on the mark, including the superb casting.

  15. Are you kidding he better do a sequel best holiday was great

  16. I definitely want to see another sequel. I loved that moved and would even love to see a tv series.

  17. I would love to see a Best Man 3

  18. Yes to a Best Man 3

  19. can’t wait for third best man minus mia everyone should return i watch movie all the time //how holiday ended with terrence howard saying he’s getting married all of best man’s fans are so in excited to see where mr. lee takes us thank for this heatfelt movie

  20. Yes to Best Man 3. Best Man 2 left us on the hook so they have to deliver. Great movie/great message-God, Family, Friends!!!

  21. Please you have to continue with BestMan Holiday, if your looking for a actor I would love to bra part of the sequel please do it trust me it will be a Big Hit. Looking forward to watching Part three. And I can act.

    Missy Jackson

  22. I think a part 3, 4 , 5 etc would be a huge success because anyone who has watched the previous movies would jump at another chance of watching a sequel to the best man and best man holiday. How ou write the story line would be perfect as you have proved already but having the original cast will be of paramount.

  23. Mark this date on your calenders April 16 2016 !!!

  24. I feel that a Best Man 3 should be made. Hopefully they’ll get the whole cast back and pick up where it left off with Terrence Howard getting married. The fact that the sequel done so well fifteen years later shows how strong the fan base is, not to mention the new fans that probably bandwagoned after watching . The cast is and has some of today’s top African American stars that make the show what it is. Praying for a trilogy in this series, and one with the same cast, otherwise I feel its success will not be worthy of the last two.