Road House Sequel Will Be ‘Bigger’ and ‘Expansive,’ Says Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhall “can’t wait” to throw hands again in the sequel to his Road House redo.

Prime Video last month greenlit a sequel to its Gyllenhaal-led Road House remake of the 1989 cult classic that starred the late Patrick Swayze, Sam Elliott and Kelly Lynch, which premiered on the streaming service in March.

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Gyllenhaal will reprise his role as Elwood Dalton, a former UFC fighter who in the first movie was recruited to be the head bouncer at a Florida Keys watering hole that was being terrorized by a real estate developer’s minions — including a super-swole enforcer named Knox (former UFC champ Conor McGregor).

Asked to tease the next Road House, “All I know is that I’m very excited about it,” Gyllenhaal shared with TVLine on Wednesday, while out promoting his lead role in Apple TV+’s Presumed Innocent series adaptation (premiering June 12).

Specifically, Gyllenhaal looks forward to “really world building” within this new Road House universe. “We’ve had a number of different ideas that we wanted to explore,” he said, “and the fact that we’re going to be able to do that is really exciting.”

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Unsurprisingly, Gyllenhaal says the follow-up “will be expansive, and it will be bigger, and I can’t wait” to film it, he effused. “Like, I can’t wait.”

In announcing the sequel last month, Amazon reported that its first trip to the Road House attracted “nearly 80 million worldwide viewers to-date,” after drawing a record-breaking 50 million-plus worldwide viewers over its first two weekends to become Amazon MGM Studios’ most-watched produced film debut ever on a worldwide basis.

TVLine readers gave Road House an average grade of “C+” — revisit the many questions the hard-punching flick left us with.

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