The movie Bad Moms was one of those comedies that studios love to see. Relatively inexpensive to make, only a budget of around $20 million, and a box office return approaching 10 timers that. It was no shock that a sequel was green lit quickly. Now another film in the franchise is on the way, though this one, titled Bad Moms’ Moms will focus on, as the title suggests the mothers of the Bad Moms.
Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski, and Cheryl Hines were introduced in A Bad Moms Christmas as the mothers of the three main characters played by Kathryn Hahn, Mila Kunis, and Kristen Bell. The characters were a hit with fans. The actresses made it clear back when the last film came out that they were interested in getting their own movie. Yesterday at CinemaCon, STX Films announced (via EW) that exactly that would be happening.
Little more than the fact that the movie will exist was announced at the industry trade show. This means we don’t even have so much as a release window, much less a date. A Bad Moms Christmas came out in 2017, less than 18 months after the first film. At this point there’s likely no hurry but the turn around time on a comedy isn’t necessarily that long. If the movie is going into production this year we could see it hit screens next year without much problem. Even a release before the end of the year is possible if filming is starting soon.
I feel like appearances by the original Bad Moms are probably a strong possibility, though nothing in that regard was mentioned, and they likely won’t be major characters in order to keep the focus on the title characters.
If nothing else, it’s nice to see Bad Moms’ Moms make it to the screen because Hollywood so frequently seems to forget that actors, and actresses especially, still have something to contribute when they’re no longer considered “young.” The characters played by Susan Sarandon, Cheryl Hines and Christine Baranski were hilarious in the last movie and they can absolutely lead their own story.
In it’s own way, Bad Moms’ Moms can even act as a sequel in its own right. For the most part, the three “Bad Grandmas” were basically older, amplified versions of the three Bad Moms. This movie will just show us who Katheryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, and Mila Kunis’ characters are going to grow into when they become grandmothers themselves.