Disney may be the franchise king, but they need to know when to call it quits. I was all for a new installment of Tron and I’m not opposed to the studio forging ahead with their Pirates of the Caribbean and National Treasure series, but today’s news has me whining like a newborn without a mommy.
MTV reports that the Mouse House has been checking up on their Three Men and a Baby star Tom Selleck to make sure that he’s game for a third installment of the lucrative film franchise. Selleck, along with Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg, starred in the 1987 original which was followed by Three Men and a Little Lady in 1990. Since then, the careers of all three have gone stale, but Disney still wanted to see what was going on with the former Magnum P.I. actor.
“It is true that Disney checked my availability,” Selleck told the site. “And I know they checked Ted’s and Steve’s, and then had a script written, I think tentatively called Three Men and a Bride, which kind of says it all (about the story).” Selleck added that he would be willing to reprise the role. “I hope it’s a good script, and if it is a good script I hope they do it, because it would be really fun to get back with Ted and Steve.”
Maybe so Tom, but I don’t think that it’d be fun at all. There’s something called a dead horse in this world and if you beat it down enough, it may just kick dirt in your face. You’re not nearly as desperate for work as Ted and Steve (when was the last time you saw poor old Guttenberg in anything?!) so wouldn’t it be better to just find something more productive to do with your time? I hear that Rogaine needs a new spokesperson…