Jeff Bridges says he would be open to the idea of returning for a sequel to The Big Lebowski as long as the Coen Brothers were still at the helm.
The Big Lebowski is one of the most beloved movies of the 1990s and tells the story of Jeff Lebowski, played by Bridges, who becomes embroiled in a kidnapping over a case of mistaken identity.
It became a cult classic and, believe it or not, actually inspired a religion named Dudeism, in which members live their lifestyle with inspiration taken from The Dude.
The movie is 25 years old now but is still clearly close to the heart of Bridges, who would be keen to reprise his role as The Dude.
“Oh, God! If the brothers were involved, I certainly would,” Bridges recently told People when asked if he would be interested in a sequel.
“The brothers, they’re mysterious and full of surprises. You don’t know what they’re going to do, so since they’re surprising, I don’t think they’ll make a sequel. But like I say, they’re surprising, so maybe they’ll surprise me and make a sequel.”
Unfortunately, the Coen Brothers have insisted that they would never make a sequel to The Big Lebowski.
The Jesus Rolls
In 2020, a spin-off of The Big Lebowski was released which focused on the character of Jesus Quintana, a rival bowler to The Dude and his friends from the first movie.
Titled The Jesus Rolls, it was written, directed by and starred John Turturro.
Although the Coen Brothers allowed Turturro to use the character of Jesus, they insisted that no other character from The Big Lebowski would feature.
It was a critical failure.
Big Lebowski, The
1998 • 117 minutes