Owen Wilson Set for “Much Bigger Role” in ‘Little Fockers’

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
By Kevin Crossman

Meet the Parents scribe and Along Came Polly and I Love You, Man director John Hamburg dished on the next film in the Fockers saga. In an interview with IGN, Hamburg says ”I’m currently writing Little Fockers, which is the third in the Meet the Parentsfranchise,” he explained. “We’re coming up with the story as we speak. Larry Stuckey wrote the original script, and I’m doing my version of it.

“We’re catching up with these characters five years later and Pam and Greg have twins so they are dealing with that. And people are dealing with where they’re at in their lives, and themes of death and divorce and all these real things that as we get older, we start to think about, but in a really comic way.”

Hamburg also said that Owen Wilson “will have a much bigger role” in the third installment, which is great news for fans of the Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson pairing. Wilson had a substantial supporting role in the original 2000 film but only a short (but pivotal) cameo in 2005’s Meet the Fockers.

Owen Wilson as Kevin Rawley in Meet the Parents, with costar Robert DeNiro

Owen Wilson as Kevin Rawley in Meet the Parents, with costar Robert DeNiro

Hamburg also indicated there have been some talks about an I Love You, Man sequel, noting “I do love these characters, so somewhere down the line perhaps. We’ve batted around a few ideas, but it’s way too early.”

4 Responses to “Owen Wilson Set for “Much Bigger Role” in ‘Little Fockers’”

  1. drew

    This is good news! More Owen will only help this one.

    #24
  2. Kevin Crossman

    Owen as a “villain” trying to win Pam back in some crazy way would make this a different kind but still cool concept for movie. Anything that isn’t ‘baby humor’ would be great.

    #25
  3. Mario

    I kind of had a feeling this would happen, and honestly, they would be insane not to beef up Owen’s role in this. It’s a genius idea waiting to happen.

    I don’t see him as a straight villain, though. Supposedly, he’s at peace with himself and Greg and Pam, since he wed them in the last film. Although there was that mischievious stare that went on a little too long… I would love it if Owen were the cooky Uncle Kevin, a new age-y holy man battling with his baser instincts, using the kids to get closer to Pam. Those sorts of contradictions and foibles are pure Owen territory.

    #27
  4. Kevin Crossman

    Yes, that’s all I meant. That he would be “going after” Pam and that Greg would have to “battle” him.

    #28

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