Adam Sandler gives Happy Gilmore sequel the ‘greenlight’

Adam Sandler has ‘greenlighted’ a sequel to Happy Gilmore during a recent interview with the Golf Channel.

Hosted by Dan Patrick, Sandler was joined for the interview by fellow cast member Christopher McDonald. The 66-year-old played Gilmore’s nemesis Shooter McGavin in the original film.

Released in 1996, Happy Gilmore told the story of the eponymous title character who had given up a hockey career to try his hand at golf.

It has retained its popularity amongst fans ever since. Many people have called for a potential sequel revolving around a Senior Tour over the years.

When asked about that being a possibility, Sandler explained: “That has not been discussed but it certainly has been discussed on the Internet.

“That Senior Tour idea, it would be so amazing.”

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So, although an official proposal has not been made to commission a sequel, Sandler’s subsequent comments seemingly make clear that he would be interested in continuing Gilmore’s story should the project be commissioned.

When questioned on whether he would ‘greenlight’ the sequel, the 54-year-old replied: “Yes, you can greenlight this,” before quickly adding: “I don’t know if we can get it in writing.”

His words were echoed by a visibly excited McDonald, who added on the prospect: “I am double in, yes.

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“I would love to do it, everybody’s been screaming for it like Adam said on the Internet.

“I’ve just got to say it would be a complete blast, the Senior Tour with us two.”

Celebrating 25 years since release

Sandler recently posted a video on social media showcasing his golf skills, in order to celebrate 25 years of Happy Gilmore’s release.

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He then ‘called out’ McGavin, who responded on Twitter with a video of his well-renowned short game.

Could one of golf’s most legendary rivalries be reprised in the coming years? Fans of the series will certainly be hoping so.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

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