In 2015, the holiday comedy Daddy’s Home really surprised us all by becoming a hit at the box office. Obviously, the film really resonated with audiences, and of course, Paramount put a sequel on the fast track. Though how do you take a film about a biological father and a stepfather (played by Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell) competing for their children’s love a step further? Well, you bring the titular characters’ fathers into the picture. Wahlberg and Ferrell both have excellent chemistry, as we have seen in The Other Guys and the first Daddy’s Home. Now, their characters’ fathers will join in on the fun.
The first trailer for Daddy’s Home 2 has arrived and it is our first look at the characters’ fathers — played by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow — joining in on the family celebration. Check out the new trailer here below.
Well, I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Considering that they are so much like their sons, it would have been very predictable if father and son were polar opposites. That being said, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
And because it looks and feels so similar to the first movie, it’s probably going to be a hit. So we’ll just have to see how big of a hit it will be.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
In Daddy’s Home 2, father and stepfather, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.
The film also stars Linda Cardellini, Alessandra Ambrosio, and John Cena.
Directed by Sean Anders, from a screenplay by Anders and John Morris, Daddy’s Home 2 opens in theaters on November 10, 2017