Bad Santa 2 trailer shows Billy Bob Thornton still has tricks up his stocking

I’m curious if the window for Bad Santa 2 has closed.

The first film was a surprise hit way back in 2003, but comedy sequels typically need to strike before the fan base matures. That’s doubly so for raunchy comedies like Bad Santa. That’s why Todd Phillips cranked out three Hangover films from 2009 to 2013.

Regardless of a lack of interest for the franchise, Billy Bob Thornton (Armageddon) is back as Willie Soke for another round of holiday mischief.

Broad Green Pictures and Miramax released a new decidedly NSFW Bad Santa 2 trailer today. From the looks of it, there might be more than a few ho ho hos left.

Tony Cox returns as Willie’s sidekick to help knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Bad Santa 2 adds Kathy Bates to the fun as Willie’s mother, Christina Hendricks as a saintly charity director and Brett Kelly, who plays cheery Thurman Merman. Mark Waters directs the film with a script by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross.

Bad Santa 2 arrives in theaters on Nov. 23.

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