A new oh-so red band trailer has dropped for Bad Santa 2, giving us a look at some of the many crude shenanigans we can expect in the upcoming comedy sequel.
Billy Bob Thornton reprises his role as Willie Soke, the greed and hate-filled Santa that really shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near children, or adults, or anything for that matter. The follow-up, which comes around 13 years after the much-loved original film, finds Willie, his sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox), an older Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), and his vulgar mother (Kathy Bates) coming together to rob a charity.
The first film was certainly rude and filled with adult humour, but it was balanced out with strong characterisation and a surprising amount of heart. This trailer goes solely for the F-bombs and sex jokes, which may or may not be a sign of what’s going to be on offer in the film. Comedy sequels, generally speaking, don’t have a good track record; fingers crossed this one doesn’t go the same route.
Bad Santa 2, which also stars Christina Hendricks as the charity director, will hit the U.S. on November 23 and arrives in Australia on November 24.
Synopsis for Bad Santa 2:
BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award®-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America’s favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (TONY COX), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is ‘the kid’ – chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (BRETT KELLY), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity.
Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner KATHY BATES, as Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.
You better watch out: BAD SANTA 2 is coming to town.