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The Sandlot Sequel Series is Coming To Disney+ and There's a Prequel Film in The Works

About a month ago The Sandlot co-writer and director David Mickey Evans announced that he was developing a sequel series that would bring back the original cast. One of the thngs he said at the time was that he sold his pitch to a streaming service. We now know that streaming service is Disney+!

The filmmaker revealed that the story would take place in 1984 and all of the characters will be adults with kids of their own. The ending of the original film offered a breakdown of what happened to all the kids when they grew up, but this series will obviously explore that a lot further.

The original cast for the series included Mike Vitar (Benjamin “Benny” Franklin Rodriguez), Patrick Renna (Hamilton “Ham” Porter), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael “Squints” Palledorous), Victor Dimattia (Timmy Timmons), Marty York (Alan “Yeah-Yeah” McClennan), Shane Obedzinski (Tommy “Repeat” Timmons), Grant Gelt (Bertram Grover Weeks), and
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"The Sandlot" Series In Early Development At Disney+

  • Deadline
Disney+ is priming The Sandlot for its streaming service, with the 1993 movie’s original director and co-writer David Mickey Evans attached to write and executive produce.

Deadline hears the series is in early development. The Sandlot is the second 20th Century Fox-related IP announced today to be developed for Disney’s streaming service. Earlier today, a Love, Simon TV series based on Greg Berlanti’s movie from last year was announced for Disney+ with This Is Us executive producers/co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who wrote the movie, writing/executive producing via their overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV.

The Sandlot series will be set in 1984, when the original cast are adults and they all have children of their own. The streaming series will be separate from the The Sandlot prequel film which Evans is writing with Austin Reynolds, which is to take place in the 1950s.
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‘The Sandlot’ Series in the Works at Disney+

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‘The Sandlot’ Series in the Works at Disney+
Disney+ is developing a TV series based on “The Sandlot,” Variety has learned.

David Mickey Evans, the co-writer and director of the 1993 film, is attached to write and executive produce the series. It is said to take in 1984 and would focus on the children of the original characters.

The first “Sandlot” film took place in the summer of 1962 and followed a group of friends who spent their days playing baseball while also dealing with a menacing dog that lived next to the titular sandlot that they referred to as The Beast. The film starred Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Karen Allen, Denis Leary, James Earl Jones, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quintin Adams, Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski, and Victor Dimattia. It grossed just over $33 million at the box office and has gone on to become a cult classic. Two direct-to-video sequels were produced in 2005 and 2007.

In an interview earlier
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Sandlot Sequel Series In The Works

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In a move no one is asking for, not only will be getting a Sandlot sequel series.

It was reported back in August that a prequel to the classic baseball film The Sandlot is on the way. Now, according to the original director, David Mickey Evans a sequel series is heading our way, and is in full swing already. Evans was recently on the recently revealed the on Cooperstown Kurt’s baseball podcast The Rain Delay, that he has sold a pitch for a television series sequel to the original movie.

But the news didn’t stop there. He also announced that the series would bring back the entire original cast of the film, it will take place in 1984, the boys are all now around 33 years old, and each of them have kids of their own.

It also looks as the series has a home already, on an unspecified streaming service.
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There's a Sandlot Sequel Series in Development Set in the 80s with The Original Cast!

One of my favorite baseball movies of all time is easily The Sandlot. That was such a wonderfully fantastic film that connected with a lot of kids growing up in the 90s. It’s a classic and now that classic movie is getting a sequel series that will bring back the original cast!

There have been sequels in the past already, but none of them have been able to capture the magic of that original film. Hopefully, this sequel will change that.

The director of the original film David Mickey Evans recently announced on the baseball podcast The Rain Delay, that he sold the pitch for the TV series to a streaming service that he didn’t reveal. Also, the series has already been picked up for two seasons!

The original cast for the series included Mike Vitar (Benjamin “Benny” Franklin Rodriguez), Patrick Renna (Hamilton “Ham” Porter), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael
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Possible Prequel to The Sandlot Heading Our Way

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Since the people at Fox are bored waiting on the deal with Disney to finish, they have decided to look at giving us a Prequel to one of the most beloved basball films of all time.

It never fails. Just when you think Hollywood has already spit out the dumbbest possible ideas, they go ahead and come up with something even worse. This time, since they have nothing better to do, Fox has decided what the world needs is a prequel to The Sandlot. How is that even possible?!

The Sandlot is a classic film about 9 kids that came together one summer to defeat the beast, to save a baseball signed by The Sultan of Swat himself. The movie itself is a prequel, to children's summers all over America! What is there we need to know about these kids before that fateful summer. Until this point in their lives all there was,
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Sandlot Prequel Is Coming from Original Creator

Legends never die: 20th Century Fox is currently in development on a Sandlot Prequel, which, for a generation of kids who grew up in the 90s, may just be the greatest baseball movie ever made. David M. Evans, who wrote and directed the original movie, is on board to help develop the project and pen the screenplay for Fox. Evans will be working alongside writer Austin Reynolds on the script.

Unfortunately, there are no story details available right now but this will take place prior to the events of the original movie, which took place in 1962 and centered on a young group of kids who lived to play baseball. A young kid moves to town named Scott Smalls and befriends The Sandlot gang, who teach him about the sport they love so dearly. Things get tricky when they lose Smalls' stepfather's ball that is signed by Babe Ruth to The Beast,
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The Sandlot Is Coming Back with Original Director to Film Prequel of the Baseball Classic

The Sandlot Is Coming Back with Original Director to Film Prequel of the Baseball Classic
As the Babe says in childhood classic, The Sandlot, “Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends — heroes get remembered, but legends never die.”

And the legend is back as fans of the iconic baseball film will get to watch the backstory of The Sandlot unfold in a prequel that is currently in the early stages of development at Twentieth Century Fox, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The original screenwriter and director of the 1993 film, David Mickey Evans, is returning to co-write the script, Deadline reported. While plot details are pretty sparse, it’s likely the prequel could tell the
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‘The Sandlot’ Prequel In The Works At Fox With Original Writer-Helmer David Mickey Evans Scripting

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‘The Sandlot’ Prequel In The Works At Fox With Original Writer-Helmer David Mickey Evans Scripting
Exclusive: 20th Century Fox is in early development on a prequel to the 1993 cult classic The Sandlot, with David Mickey Evans, the original’s writer and director, attached to co-write the script with Austin Reynolds. Details on the film’s plot are under wraps, but I hear it involves the legend of the beast from the first iteration.

The news comes as the film recently hit the 25-year mark since its release. Set in 1962, the coming-of-age comedy centered on Scottie Smalls (Tom Guiry) who, after moving to a new neighborhood, befriends a group of boys who play baseball at the sandlot and get into a series of touching adventures.

It also starred Mike Vitar (Benjamin “Benny” Franklin Rodriguez), Patrick Renna (Hamilton “Ham” Porter), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael “Squints” Palledorous), Victor Dimattia (Timmy Timmons), Marty York (Alan “Yeah-Yeah” McClennan), Shane Obedzinski (Tommy “Repeat” Timmons), Grant Gelt (Bertram Grover Weeks), Brandon Quintin Adams
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Sandlot Stars Have a Funny Run-In with Clueless Fan: 'He Had No Idea' Who We Are

Sandlot Stars Have a Funny Run-In with Clueless Fan: 'He Had No Idea' Who We Are
The cast of The Sandlot is celebrating the iconic’s film 25th anniversary this year — and now they have a funny story to commemorate the milestone!

Stars Patrick Renna and Tom Guiry, aka Ham and Smalls, ran into a person wearing a t-shirt featuring the movie’s most famous line — “You’re killing me smalls.” Much to their surprise, the person didn’t even recognize them.

“Said nice shirt to this dude walking by us and he had no idea what we were talking about. Thought I would capture the moment,” Renna tweeted.

Said nice shirt to this dude walking
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The Sandlot Turns 25 and Is Back in Theaters — Where's the Cast Now?

The Sandlot Turns 25 and Is Back in Theaters — Where's the Cast Now?
The Sandlot is already 25 years old? You’re killing me, Smalls!

It’s hard to believe that the beloved coming-of-age baseball classic is two and a half decades old, but to celebrate the occasion, the film is coming back to select theaters and People sat down with the cast to reminisce about making the film and what the former child actors are up to now.

Tom Guiry (Scotty Smalls)

Guiry, 36, made his big screen debut as the film’s greenest ball player, Scotty Smalls. He’s had small roles in TV and film (like: Lassie, Black Hawk Down, Mystic River,
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The Sandlot Cast Reunite After 25 Years to Play Baseball

The Sandlot Cast Reunite After 25 Years to Play Baseball
It's hard to believe, but The Sandlot is now 25 years old. The movie has become a timeless family classic that more than likely gets played once a year, right when baseball season starts. And to celebrate the 25th anniversary, the original cast reunited to play some baseball and give a brief interview about the lasting popularity of the movie. Marty York (Alan "Yeah Yeah" McClennan), Tom Guiry (Scotty Smalls), Brandon Quintin Adams (Kenny DeNunez), Shane Obedzinski (Timmy Timmons), Victor Dimattia (Tommy Repeat), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael "Squints" Palledorous), Patrick Renna (Hamilton "Ham" Porter), and the film's director David Mickey Evans all got together, though Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez actor Mike Vitar couldn't make it.

Marty York, who played Yeah Yeah in The Sandlot was the first one of the group to talk about the perks of being in the iconic movie. Even after 25 years, the cast is still very recognizable. Though
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Legends Never Die! The Sandlot Kids Reunite After 25 Years to Play a Friendly Game of Baseball

Legends Never Die! The Sandlot Kids Reunite After 25 Years to Play a Friendly Game of Baseball
The Sandlot kids are all grown up!

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Sandlot, most of the film’s formerly pint-sized stars reunited on the Today Show to talk about how the movie has impacted their lives.

“It’s been crazy. I mean, [it] definitely gets you in places for free,” Marty York, who played Alan ‘Yeah Yeah’ McClennan, remarked. “Can’t walk through a Las Vegas casino without someone yelling, ‘Yeah Yeah.’ ”

Also joining York for the reunion was Tom Guiry (Scotty Smalls), Brandon Quintin Adams (Kenny DeNunez), Shane Obedzinski (Timmy Timmons), Victor Dimattia (Tommy Repeat), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael
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'The Sandlot' Celebrates 25 Years: Favorite Quotes, Cast Confessions, Sequel Teases and More

'The Sandlot' Celebrates 25 Years: Favorite Quotes, Cast Confessions, Sequel Teases and More
Patrick Renna still recalls shooting a sequence of the 1993 film <em>The Sandlot</em> with director David Mickey Evans when the helmer was "on a bullhorn, just shouting lines." It was "so great" to have a helmer shouting profanities out for the actor to repeat back to camera when he was a kid, Renna said.

Twenty-five years after the release of the beloved baseball movie, which starred primarily children, Evans came together with now fully-grown castmembers Tom Guiry (who played Scotty Smalls), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael "Squints" Palledorous), Brandon Quintin Adams (Kenny DeNunez), Shane Obedzinski (Tommy "Repeat"...
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‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos)

‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos)
At the end of “The Sandlot,” the narrator explains how each of the kids ended up as each one fades from the screen. Some moved away, Benny the Jet made it to the big leagues, and Squints married Wendy Peffercorn. Earlier, TheWrap explored why some movies will be remembered but “The Sandlot” will never die. But 25 years later, we’ll explore where the film’s actors actually ended up.

Tom Guiry – Scotty Smalls

After making his film debut with “The Sandlot,” Tom Guiry continued to pursue acting and landed roles in “Mystic River,” “The Revenant” and “Black Hawk Down.” He most recently starred in “Wonder Wheel” and “Sollers Point.”

Mike Vitar – Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez

Mike Vitar continued his reputation as a sporty, teen heartthrob by appearing in both “Mighty Ducks” sequels “D2” and “D3.” His last acting role was in 1997 for a show called “Chicago Hope,” at which point he retired and became a firefighter. But in 2015, Vitar was charged with assault and reached a plea deal to avoid time behind bars in 2017.

Chauncey Leopardi – Squints

Leopardi spoke with TheWrap and says he’s keeping busy with a family and some businesses, as well as appearing at events for “The Sandlot” whenever he can. As an actor he’s also starred in “Freaks and Geeks,” “Gilmore Girls” and most recently “Coldwater” in 2013.

Patrick Renna – Ham

Originally from Boston, Patrick Renna still acts. Outside of “The Sandlot,” he had a memorable leading role in “The Big Green” while still young. More recently, he starred in episodes of “Boston Legal,” “Judging Amy” and 2016’s “Fear, Inc.”

Marty York – Yeah-Yeah

In addition to seriously bulking up, Marty York appeared in episodes of “Boy Meets World” and “The Eric Andre Show.”

Brandon Quintin Adams – Kenny DeNunez

Brandon Quintin Adams, also just Brandon Adams, had small roles in other ’90s hits “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Sister-Sister” and “Moesha.” He also did a voice for “Kingdom Hearts 2” and has recorded music as a rapper under the name B. Lee.

Grant Gelt – Bertram Grover Weeks

Grant Gelt had a few acting roles after “The Sandlot,” including “Boy Meets World” and “Hey Arnold!,” but he now works as a music manager.

Victor Dimattia – Timmy Timmons

Victor Dimattia went on two direct two short films and appeared in the 2018 indie “Get Married Or Die.”

Shane Obedzinski – Tommy “Repeat” Timmons

Unlike his onscreen counterpart, Shane Obedzinski didn’t directly follow in the footsteps of his onscreen brother. After leaving acting, he opened a pizza shop in Florida, but was glad to join in for the 20th anniversary festivities.

Marley Shelton – Wendy Peffercorn

Marley Shelton, who played the lifeguard all the boys are gaga over in “The Sandlot” Wendy Peffercorn, has starred in “Sin City,” “Planet Terror,” “Never Been Kissed,” “Death Proof,” “Scream 4” and more. She currently stars on the series “Rise” and will next be seen in Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage.”

Denis Leary – Bill, Scott’s Stepdad

Taking a role as a fairly straight-laced, if imposing stepdad was a departure for the firebrand comedian back in 1993, but he would eventually move into far more dramatic roles on “Rescue Me” and more. And thankfully, he’s still a fan of “The Sandlot.”

Karen Allen – Scott’s Mom

Following “The Sandlot,” Karen Allen would reprise her more famous role as Marion in “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.” She most recently starred in “Year by the Sea” in 2016.

James Earl Jones – Mr. Mertle

It’s like he never really left!

Read original story ‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos) At TheWrap
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