Jake Gyllenhaal isn't done punching his way out of trouble, will return for “Road House” sequel

Jake Gyllenhaal isn't done punching his way out of trouble, will return for “Road House” sequel

A sequel to the 2024 reboot is coming, even if Dalton left the roadhouse.

You can take the boy out of the roadhouse, but you can't take the roadhouse out of the boy.

Jake Gyllenhaal is set to return for a Road House sequel, Amazon MGM Studios announced during its inaugural Upfronts presentation, less than two months after the film debuted on Prime Video.

Few details are being shared, but the reboot of Patrick Swayze's 1989 classic had a mid-credits scene that invited speculation about a potential sequel. While it looked like Gyllenhaal's Dalton had done away with Knox (Conor McGregor), that scene revealed a bare-butt Knox knocking heads of the staff in the hospital where he was supposed to be recovering. (It seems like he's recovered and angry.)

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The studio didn't share details on whether McGregor would return for a rematch or what's in store for Dalton after he departs the Florida Keys and his life as a bouncer.

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Still unknown is whether director Doug Liman will return to helm the sequel. Liman boycotted the film's premiere after Amazon announced Road House would not get a theatrical release, but would instead debut on Prime Video. "Amazon is hurting way more than just me and my film,” Liman told Deadline in January. “If I don’t speak up about Amazon, who will?"

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Nonetheless, the Swingers and Bourne Identity director's film pulled in more than 50 million viewers during its first two weekends on the service, making it Amazon MGM's most-watched film debut ever on a worldwide basis. The studio further shared during Upfronts that Road House has pulled in almost 80 million viewers to date.

In addition to Gyllenhaal and McGregor, the 2024 film also starred Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen, Jessica Williams, and Joaquim de Almeida.

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