My colleague Cathy Burch talked to Kevin Costner the other day about his band’s new country CD and I forced her to ask him about reported plans for a “Bull Durham” sequel. Here’s what he said:

“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.

2 Responses to “Costner says no “Bull Durham” sequel planned”

  1. Paul Moro says:

    “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”

    And yet, he sounds and acts exactly the same in every single movie.

  2. “I never start unless I think they have a chance to be great.”

    I’ll give him ‘Dances with Wolves’ and ‘the Untouchables’ and all of his baseball movies. …that leaves a lot of no-chance-to-be-greats that he not only started, but also finished.

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