Ashton Kutcher Making Dude Where’s My Car 2?

Ashton Kutcher and Seans William Scott are interested in making Dude Where's My Car 2.

By Robert Scucci | Updated

There’s one burning question that we’ve been asking ourselves for over 20 years now, and that question is, “when are they going to make Dude, Where’s My Car 2?” Okay, so we haven’t been asking ourselves this question every single day, but it’s fun to think about what kind of sequel Ashton Kutcher (That ’70s Show) and Seann William Scott (American Pie) could bring us if such a film were ever to materialize. According to Comic Book, the two stars have thought about reprising their roles as Jesse (Kutcher) and Chester (Scott) and would be open to collaborating on a sequel to the cult film, aptly titled Seriously Dude, Where’s My Car?

In 2016 Ashton Kutcher told Conan O’Brien that a script for Dude, Where’s My Car 2 had been written, but it had not yet gotten to the point where a studio would be interested to pick it up for further development. During the interview, Kutcher explained to O’Brien that he does have some major concerns about Scott’s current physique, suggesting that his former co-star is too buff to reprise the role. Kutcher quipped, “he’s like the rock. He’s too sexy.”

Seann William Scott has also expressed interest in collaborating with Ashton Kutcher on Dude, Where’s My Car 2, but said that he would want to see the sequel take a darker turn. During an interview with Screen Rant, Scott elaborated that he would love to see a sequel in which Jesse’s life took a turn for the worse over the past 20 years. Scott’s idea for a premise would be simple but effective: Jesse and Chester haven’t seen each other for a very long time, but when they reunite they find themselves up to their usual tricks and shenanigans, causing them to lose their car again.

Sean William Scott and Ashton Kutcher in Dude, Where’s My Car?

It’s crazy to think that people out there want to see Dude, Where’s My Car 2, considering how poorly the original film was received, but that’s the beauty of cult films. Sure, Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott weren’t on the shortlist for the Academy Awards in the year 2000, but stoner comedies with impossibly convoluted plots that are full of toilet humor often stand the test of time and capture a very specific (and very loyal) audience.

This is not to say that Dude, Where’s My Car was a box office bomb by any means. In fact, the box office numbers were quite good; as ridiculous as the movie’s premise was, it pulled in $100 million off a $13 million budget despite its 17 percent critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. If Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott were to reprise their roles for Dude, Where’s My Car 2, we have no doubt that it will be another critically panned movie that its fan base can’t get enough of.

And let’s not forget that movies don’t always have to have an important message or life lesson. In the case of Dude, Where’s My Car 2, all we’d want to see is Ashton Kutcher, and Seann William Scott get excessively drunk, black out, wake up, and not know where their car is. But this time around they’d both be older and wiser, and would probably know better than to get involved with an alien cult while looking for their Renault Le Car.

Though nothing is definitively in the works, Dude, Where’s My Car 2 is not outside the realm of possibility if a studio expresses interest in reviving the property. Maybe it’s time for Kutcher and Scott to get their hands on the script and give it the finessing it needs so we can once again watch two stoned slackers spend an hour and a half desperately looking for their vehicle and making some new friends along the way.