The sequel is a “passing of the torch” story, with Vaughn long retired and now selling cars. Last year, Sheen gave a rundown of the story to The Hollywood Reporter:
You find the Vaughn character selling cars and his arm is so shot that if you buy a car from him, he’ll play catch with your kid in the parking lot. And then there is an ex who shows up, who he had a tryst with a couple decades ago, and she has a twentysomething kid, who is now in the Cleveland organization, throwing about 102 mph. So, the story pretty much focuses on that. The kid does not like me. We do not like each other. It bookends our story, but it also passes the torch.
Sheen told TMZ they just need somebody to sign a check, but it might be more complicated than that unless there’s been some resolution with the rights. Morgan Creek owns the property, and the last time the actor checked in with them, they didn’t want to make the movie:
I would love to do it with Morgan Creek, who owns the rights, but if they don’t want to do it, then I am sure there is a way that they could be involved and everybody wins. The script that we’ve all been sitting on is pure gold and absolutely shootable. It’s David Ward at his best. I mean, this is the guy who won the Oscar for writing The Sting. We could be in preproduction tomorrow.