'Identity Thief 2' May Be In The Cards

Despite poor reviews, Identity Thief's strong box office numbers may have warranted a sequel.  The studio believes they have created great characters with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, so I guess it's a waiting game now.

Universal chairman Adam Fogelson weighs in...
THR: What about an Identity Thief sequel? You've got a few projects in development with Melissa McCarthy.

Fogelson: Absolutely a conversation that we're having. We think we created great characters, so we'll discuss how to re-pair Jason [Bateman] and Melissa going forward.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter