After “The Clippers” resounding success in the domestic and international box office, the National Basketball Association reports production has begun on a sequel titled “Clippers 2: The Search for Lob City’s Gold.” Principle casting has already been completed and, while the main players are all reprising their characters, some notable recasts have taken place.
Unhappy with his screen time, Mo Williams will not be returning to the franchise — Jamal Crawford will play the part of “Instant Offense” in the sequel. Likewise, Kenyon Martin and Reggie Evans have been jettisoned for the more high-profile Lamar Odom. And well respected character actor Grant Hill has come on to give the sequel some credibility.
Will the upcoming season be more “The Godfather 2″ or “Speed 2: Cruise Control”? “The Dark Knight” or “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde”? The rare instance where a sequel enhances the original and transcendes its very nature of derivation? Or will it be a Nicolas Cage style cash grab? Or maybe somewhere in-between?
Those are a lot of questions, so get ready as ClipperBlog embarks on Sequel Week: The 2012-13 Los Angeles Clippers.
(Also, “Empire Strikes Back” versus any of the Star Wars prequels)