Image Credit: Everett CollectionCharlie Sheen hasn’t headlined a major Hollywood hit since Scary Movie 3 in 2003, but even with his personal life under the microscope and his TV career on hold, he’s talking about resurrecting one of his most memorable characters: The Wild Thing. Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn was the ex-con who became a flame-throwing right-hander for the fictional version of Cleveland Indians in the 1989 movie, Major League, and production company Morgan Creek tells EW that they currently have a script for another sequel from David Ward, who wrote the screenplay for the original. This time around, the Indians convince Vaughn, Willie Hayes (Wesley Snipes), and Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert) to re-join the team as bench players to help salvage their season, but complications ensue when Vaughn’s long-estranged son, born out of wedlock, joins the team from the minors. Corbin Bernsen, who played arrogant third baseman Roger Dorn, is reportedly not in the mix this time.
Morgan Creek says it’s still “just a script,” but Sheen told TMZ that he’s in negotiations to reprise his character, though “they don’t seem to think that I’m as valuable as I do.” To be fair, the free-agent market for 45-year-old hurlers with only one devastating pitch can be equally cruel, unless Wild Thing has finally adopted the age-old habits of doctoring the ball. But there’s no real rush to get this team on the field: Snipes, you might recall, is currently fielding movie offers from his jail cell in Pennsylvania, where he’s serving time for income tax evasion.
Are you interested in another season with Major League‘s graying characters? And is it possible that Vaughn’s “long-estranged son, born out of wedlock” is the fruit of his liaison with Dorn’s wife? I’m just saying.