Throughout a canopy story for The Hollywood Reporter‘s comedy subject, the 54-year-old actor mentioned his resolution to say no to a sequel to director Jon Favreau‘s beloved 2003 vacation movie that additionally starred James Caan and Zooey Deschanel.
In line with THR, a script had been written for the follow-up installment, and Will was provided a whopping $29 million to reprise his position as Buddy the Christmas elf. Nevertheless, the star in the end determined he would not really feel proud to make the second movie, because it appeared to him as if it was simply rehashing the unique magic.
“I might have needed to promote the film from an sincere place, which might’ve been, like, ‘Oh no, it isn’t good. I simply could not flip down that a lot cash,'” he mentioned candidly. “And I assumed, ‘Can I truly say these phrases? I do not suppose I can, so I assume I can not do the film.'”