Charlie Sheen told the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday that there almost certainly will be a Major League 3, with him reprising his role as Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn from the original 1989 movie. The plot as he tells it sounds like it should be starring Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, and is pure Hollywood formula. But many of the original stars would be in it, and that presumably includes Wesley Snipes and Bob Uecker.
Bring back Dennis Haysbert, or I shall not see it.
“David Ward [who wrote and directed Major League] wrote the script for Major League 3, which is as good as the first one,” says Sheen. “ML3 has as much heart, as much comedy as the original.” Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen and Wesley Snipes, among others from the first film, are on board, according to Sheen.
“We have been trying to get it done for a few years,” he says. “There have been some hang-ups with the rights.”
The film will be rated R, like the original movie, and would “bookend” the series the proper way, Sheen says, before going into the premise: “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 seems to think that there were two Major League films, but there were actually three — Major League II (1994) and Major League: Back to the Minors (1998) were the others. Sheen wasn’t in the latter movie.
But the best part of the interview was Sheen expressing regret that he didn’t get to throw out the first pitch for the real Cleveland Indians in the World Series. He had an entire scenario mapped out, as only Charlie Sheen could. (See video below).
“I had this crazy fantasy that they would play that [“Wild Thing” by The Troggs] song, the bullpen door would open, and I would do that long walk, which I think would have put that place on its freaking ear,” says Sheen. “It kind of felt like Major League Baseball let its fans down — and that’s not a shot at Lofton or anybody.”
Kenny Lofton threw out the first pitch at Game 1 on Tuesday.
"Get me Vaughn"
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) October 26, 2016