“I’ve been hearing that and I’ve been asked that before. As it turns out I was with (director Ron) Shelton , Timmy (Tim Robbins) and Sue (Susan Sarandon) about two weeks ago. We were at (Robbins’ 50th) birthday party. … And Shelton and Tim and Sue never said anything to me about this, so if it is happening, I think they’ve cut me out.”
But would you do it if they asked?: “If I liked the writing, I would do it. I’ve never made a sequel, and it’s not that I’m against them, it’s just not in my nature to repeat myself. But if somebody wrote something that I thought had a natural sequel to it like ‘Mr. Brooks,’ which was written as a trilogy, I would do it. But it somehow has to please me. I know it would be pleasing to the bank account. But it would have to please me. … I never start unless I think they have a chance to be great.”
So there you have it. I think we can say conclusively that the “Bull Durham” sequel is not happening. Unless it is.