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The Big Lebowski sequel is never going to happen

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Well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man

After years of questions from fans about a potential sequel to cult film The Big Lebowski, the directors have finally given their answer.

In an interview with Variety, the Coen brothers confirmed they don't have plans for a Big Lebowski sequel and would probably never make one.

The Big Lebowski, which was released in 1998, followed unemployed slacker The Dude (Jeff Bridges) and his tale of retribution after his favorite rug was destroyed by a couple of men who broke into his apartment. The film achieved iconic cult status and is still celebrated at various festivals today. Every year at Bonnaroo, for example, the festival organizers screen the film for hundreds of Lebowski fans who show up.

Joel Coen said that Tara Reid, one of the stars from the film, likes to tell people that they'll eventually work on a sequel in hopes that they'll finally do it. Much like, he added, the way George Clooney told people that the Coen brothers would be making Hail Caesar!, their most current movie, until the brothers decided to do it.

"This time, I don't think we'll oblige," Joel told the magazine.

Despite that, the brothers did say they would eventually like to do a sequel to their 1991 comedy, Barton Fink.

"That's the one movie we thought deserved a sequel," Joel said.

Although he didn't say when they'd like to start working on the sequel, Joel added that they wanted the film's original star John Turturro (who played Barton Fink in the film) to age a little bit more before they jumped into it.

The Coen brothers newest movie, Hail Caesar!, comes out this Friday.