Nobody messes with The Jesus, but in this case, The Jesus may be messing with us.
John Turturro - one of the stars of the iconic 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski - was asked by TMZ today if there's any hope of a follow-up to the beloved film. Amazingly, Turturro suggested there is a possibility of a sequel.
"Maybe a spin-off, we'll see," was Turturro's vague response to the Dude-related line of questioning.
That brief glimmer of hope was enough to send Little Lebowski Urban Achievers across the Internet spreading rumors that El Duderino (if you're not into the whole brevity thing) would be returning to the big screen.
Fans have found further encouragement in the fact that the famously sequel-averse Coen brothers have lent their names and writing talents to the FX series Fargo, which is based on their 1996 film.
News of a possible Lebowski 2 comes on the heels of the announcement that a sequel to 80s cult classic Goonies is currently in the works.
As with that film, we imagine the cast of the original movie would be happy to take reprise their roles. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi have all expressed their Lebowski love in the past and Goodman remains a frequent Coen collaborator.
Tara Reid, of course, could certainly use the work.
Sadly, one important puzzle piece would necessarily remain missing, as actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose in February. Lebowski was one of Hoffman's first Hollywood films.
Of course, there remains one big question lingering over the possibility of a sequel: would the Coens be able to hunt down the Dude's oriental rug from the first film? After all, that rug really tied the room together.