Adam Sandler Officially Returning for More “Happy Gilmore” as Sequel Is Confirmed

'Happy Gilmore 2' has finally been announced almost 30 years after the original film's release in 1996

<p>Todd Williamson/NBC via Getty Images; Universal/Getty Images</p> Adam Sandler (Left); Adam Sandler in <em>Happy Gilmore</em>

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Adam Sandler (Left); Adam Sandler in Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore 2 is officially on its way!

On Wednesday, May 15, Netflix confirmed Adam Sandler, 57, would be returning as the titular character he played in the beloved 1996 golf comedy.

"Happy Gilmore is back! Adam Sandler will reprise his iconic role in a brand new movie coming to Netflix," the streaming service wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter).

Sandler then said in a video shared by the PGA Tour on X, "It's been 25 years since I've done this," as he took to the golf course.

"Let's see what happens, I'm scared! Shooter McGavin this is for you... that went pretty well, you're dead Shooter!" he added, referencing Christopher McDonald's character in the film.

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Sandler co-wrote, produced and starred in the original movie as a New England-area wannabe hockey player who takes up golfing as a means to make money in order to save his grandmother's home from foreclosure.

He ends up finding success on the golf course due to his signature hockey-style swing and a little help from former pro "Chubbs" Peterson (Carl Weathers). Weathers died in February at age 76.

After joining a professional golf tour, Happy clashes with McDonald's antagonist, Shooter McGavin.

<p>Courtesy Everett Collection</p> Adam Sandler in 'Happy Gilmore'

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Adam Sandler in 'Happy Gilmore'

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McDonald, 69, confirmed back in March that Sandler was working on a sequel to the hit flick.

While speaking to Audacy's 92.3 The Fan, McDonald said, "I saw Adam about two weeks ago, and he says to me, 'McDonald, you're gonna love this.' "

"I said, 'What?' He says, 'How about that?' and he shows me the first draft of Happy Gilmore 2," the actor added.

He continued, "Maybe you should cut that out because I don't want to be a liar, but he did show me that, and I thought, 'Wow, that would be awesome.' "

<p>Dominique Charriau/WireImage</p> Adam Sandler

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Adam Sandler

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In April, Sandler's friend Drew Barrymore, 49, then revealed she had texted the actor about the possible sequel while discussing McDonald's comments on The Drew Barrymore Show.

"Are you kidding me? I want it, I need it, and I stayed up last night with my daughter watching Billy Madison," the actress said while noting another of Sandler's classic '90s comedies. "I sent Sandler a video of that, and then he sent me another video back and I'm waiting to see if he's confirming about the Happy Gilmore 2 script."

"So this just in, breaking news: I'll just say this, from my source, that it is in process," Barrymore later added, presumably after receiving a response from Sandler himself. "There is a process and that process is in process."

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