Fans Will Love Matthew Davis’ Idea for Warner in Legally Blonde 3
In June, Legally Blonde 3 was announced, and fans rejoiced over the news. Details have yet to be released about the third film, but one element remains certain: Matthews Davis would absolutely return as Warner.
Actually, Davis — who's currently starring in Legacies, the third installment of The Vampire Diaries story — already knows exactly how his despised character should return. While chatting with Entertainment Weekly at Comic-Con 2018, Davis said about LB3, "I’m thrilled, and I don’t know anything. I would love to see where the writers think Warner is at this point."
If the writers need any help, the Davis has an idea — and somewhat of a brilliant one. "I would love to see something where perhaps Warner is married to a politician, to a woman who’s running for office, and he’s sort of like a kept man," he said. "And her opponent is another candidate, and the person running the campaign is Elle Woods. So it’s Elle Woods driving this campaign against the wife of Warner."
As fans recall, Warner dumped Elle before heading to law school at Harvard. He was a major jerk and only viewed Elle as a dumb blonde who only cared about fashion, hair, nails and her sorority. He couldn't have been more wrong, because Elle proved you can't judge a book by its cover. Not only did she show she could get into Harvard Law School, but she could make a career out of law and politics. Warner never should've underestimated Elle.
The possibility of seeing Warner's law school dreams come crashing down would most likely please fans greatly. At the end of the first film, Warner graduated without honors, no job and no girlfriend. He got exactly what was coming to him, and to possibly see him in LB3 married to an intelligent woman who is the success of the relationship would be perfect.
Fans probably wouldn't argue with a plot involving a candidate Elle's campaigning for and Warner's wife running against one another for office. If it were to happen, let's hope LB3 wouldn't pit them too much against each other. Knowing Witherspoon, who is also serving as producer through her Hello Sunshine production company, she'd make it less about female competitiveness and more about women supporting one another.
While at July's Comic-Con, Davis also opened up about the impact he believes Warner had on Elle. "I’ve always told people that without Warner, there’s no Elle Woods," Davis told Us Weekly. "Warner compels Elle to go to Harvard. Think about that. Without Warner, there’s no Legally Blonde!"
First, there is definitely an Elle Woods without Warner, but Davis isn't wrong about his character acting as a catalyst. Warner is the reason Elle decided to apply to Harvard Law in the first place. Who knows if she would've applied to Harvard Law without Warner. Though, we like to think Elle still would've become a huge success in some way, because, well, she always was a badass even before getting into law school.
Some fans might not want to see Warner return at all because he was so awful. But, if he were to reappear, what better way than as someone who now stands not only in his wife's shadow, but also Elle's?