‘Road House 2’ Is On The Way With Jake Gyllenhaal (And His Abs) Returning, But Will Doug Liman?

Prime Video was VERY pleased with Road House, boasting in a tweet that more than 80 million viewers checked out Doug Liman’s remake of the Patrick Swayze cult classic. So I guess that calms some of the early concerns that it wasn’t getting a theatrical release? Or perhaps it justifies Liman’s criticism because it would’ve done huge box office? Whatever the case, a Road House sequel is coming, so Jake Gyllenhaal better keep up that ab workout regiment.

Prime Video has announced that Road House 2 is on the way, with Gyllenhaal returning as Dalton, ex-MMA fighter who takes a bouncer gig at a dangerous Florida bar, making enemies, breaking hearts, breaking bones, y’know.

So what happens next for Dalton? He did his job too well before, so does he move to a different town? And what about Liman? Road House was extremely popular, so does he put his grievance with Amazon aside and return? And does Amazon decide to give the sequel a theatrical run this time? If this is going to be a franchise, it might be worth doing.

You can check out my review of Road House here. I enjoyed it, while respecting that it was never going to match the insane nature of the original, and that Gyllenhaal is no Swayze.



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.