One of the best Christmas movies of all time is undoubtedbly Elf - the fun, festive tale of Buddy the elf and his misson to travel to New York from the North Pole to find his real father.
The movie was released in New Zealand back in 2003, but despite it's wild popularity, the film never got a sequel.
Now, 17 years later, one of Will Ferrel's co-stars has spoken out about why Elf never got an Elf 2.
Actor James Caan, who played Buddy the Elf's real dad in the Christmas movie, told radio show The Fan in Cleveland that a sequel was never made due to an alleged disagreement between Will Ferrell and director Jon Favreau.
"We were gonna do it," Caan explained of the sequel, "and I thought, 'Oh my God, I finally have a franchise movie. I can make some money, let my kids do what the hell they want to do. '"
However, "the director and Will didn't get along very well," Caan said. "Will wanted to do it, and he didn't want the director, and [Favreau] had it in his contract. It was one of those things."
Although fans of Elf have been clamoring for a sequel since the original film's release, Will Ferrel made it clear in 2013 that he is not interested in participating.