Disney shelves sequel to Wild Hogs

Plans to make a sequel to the successful biker comedy Wild Hogs - which starred John Travolta and earned a healthy £150 million at the global box office - have been shelved by Disney.

Filming on Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride was set to start shooting next summer, with original cast members Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and William H Macy all reprising their roles.

The comedy centred around a gang of meandering 40-something, born-again bikers facing mid-life crisis who manage to infuriate a tough biker gang after setting fire to their club house.

Given its success, the canning of Wild Hogs 2 seemed surprising to many. It is also the third big-budget offering from Disney to be aborted in recent weeks.

No-one at the studio is saying why the movie was stopped, but many speculate the decision may have been related to the poor performance of Travolta/Robin Williams comedy vehicle Old Dogs, which flopped at US cinemas in November.

Wild Hogs 2 is the third film that studio boss Rich Ross has shelved, following 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea in November and another Robin Williams comedy, Wedding Banned only last week.

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