Brian Cox Will Return For Super Troopers 3 On One Condition (& A Lynda Carter Pitch)
After the return of the mischievous police officers in Super Troopers five years ago, Brian Cox shares his thoughts on the potential comeback of Super Troopers 3. The Super Troopers movies, created by the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, center around a group of mischievous Vermont Highway Patrol officers who constantly find themselves in trouble due to their comedic antics. With two movies released over a span of 17 years, the franchise has received mixed reviews from critics but has gained a dedicated cult following and achieved moderate success at the box office.
During an exclusive interview with Screen Rant for his latest project Prisoner’s Daughter, Brian Cox was asked about the possibility of Super Troopers 3. Although he did not reveal whether he has been approached about the project, Cox expressed his interest in returning for a third film under one condition – no night shoots. He also pitched a new scene between his character and Lynda Carter. Here’s what Cox had to say:
“Oh yeah, I would do it, of course, on one condition. No night shoots, I will not do night shoes. Because they made me do night shoots last time, and I was well pissed off at them for making me do that on the last one, and it was pointless. It could have been anybody running around and going, ‘Bang! Bang!’ I won’t do night shoots. I have this fantasy that Lynda Carter and I, we’ll finally film in Vermont, and it will be winter, and I’ll be up on a hill with Linda, and we will have our camp, we will have our little canteen of coffee and stuff together, and then they’ll cut to us, and we can do it anytime, because it’s all white because of the snow, and the guys can get on and do their s–t. [Laughs]”
Will A Super Troopers 3 Happen?
Following the release of the second sequel, director Jay Chandrasekhar hinted on multiple occasions that Super Troopers 3 was a possibility the group was considering. He even revealed the proposed title for the third film as Winter Soldiers and mentioned that they started writing the script in 2018. Over the past year, there have been various updates on the potential threequel, with Chandrasekhar stating in April that they were working on their tenth draft and co-writer/star Erik Stolhanske expressing their desire to “finish the trilogy”.
However, the question now arises as to how likely Super Troopers 3 is to be made. Super Troopers 2 had lower-than-expected box office numbers, grossing $31.6 million, although it cost nearly five times more to make with a $13.5 million production budget. Furthermore, with Disney currently undergoing financial restructuring and pulling projects from Hulu, convincing studio executives to greenlight Super Troopers 3 may prove to be a challenge for Broken Lizard. Nevertheless, considering their dedication to the franchise over the past two decades, they may once again emerge as the underdog victors in the future.
With the prankster police officers having returned five years ago, Brian Cox shares his thoughts on a potential Super Troopers 3 return. Created by the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, the Super Troopers movies revolve around a mischievous group of Vermont Highway Patrol officers as they frequently find their jobs in jeopardy thanks to their comedic antics. With two movies spread across 17 years, the franchise has garnered mixed critical reviews, but modest box office returns and large cult followings.
While speaking exclusively with Screen Rant for the family drama Prisoner’s DaughterBrian Cox was asked about the chances of a Super Troopers 3 return. Though not sharing whether he’s been approached just yet, the star did express his interest in coming back for a trilogy capper on the one condition of avoiding any night shoots, as well as pitching a new scene between him and Lynda Carter. See what Cox shared below:
Oh yeah, I would do it, of course, on one condition. No night shoots, I will not do night shoes. Because they made me do night shoots last time, and I was well pissed off at them for making me do that on the last one, and it was pointless. It could have been anybody running around and going, “Bang! Bang!” I won’t do night shoots. I have this fantasy that Lynda Carter and I, we’ll finally film in Vermont, and it will be winter, and I’ll be up on a hill with Linda, and we will have our camp, we will have our little canteen of coffee and stuff together, and then they’ll cut to us, and we can do it anytime, because it’s all white because of the snow, and the guys can get on and do their s–t. [Laughs]
Will A Super Troopers 3 Happen?
In the wake of the first sequel’s release, director Jay Chandrasekhar teased on multiple instances that a Super Troopers 3 was a possibility the group was exploring, even revealing their proposed title to be Winter Soldiers and saying they kicked off writing the script in 2018. The potential threequel has gotten a variety of updates over the past year, with Chandrasekhar saying this past April that they were on their tenth draft and co-writer/star Erik Stolhanske assuring they want to “finish the trilogy.”
While the group may be keen to make the movie happen, the question now becomes how likely Super Troopers 3 is to get off the ground. After years of trying to make it happen and combining both studio resources and crowdfunding, Super Troopers 2 saw lower-than-expected box office numbers, surpassing the original’s gross with $31.6 million, though also having cost nearly five times more to make with a $13.5 million production budget.
Given Disney is currently in a place of financial restructuring as they pull a variety of projects from Hulu, namely those produced by Searchlight Pictures who were behind the first two movies and their most recent QuasiBroken Lizard may have a lot of convincing of studio execs to make Super Troopers 3 happen. That being said, given their dedication to making the first sequel across nearly 20 years, they may yet again prove the underdog victors at some point in the future.