Steve Martin quashes 'Father of the Bride III' rumours

Reports suggested that comic actor was set to star in third instalment of series

Steve Martin has denied reports suggesting that he was set to start in a third Father of the Bride film.

It was reported yesterday (June 16) that Martin would reprise his role as George Banks and that Kieran Culkin would come back as son, about to get married to the son of a US Navy seal.

The original source,, stated that Diane Keaton would return as wife/ mother Nina and that the character of Banks would find himself banished from home after refusing to accept his son's announcement. Original director and co-writer Charles Shyer was pegged to be involved too.

However, Steve Martin immediately shut down the rumour mill via his Twitter page. Posting a message to his followers, the comedian and actor wrote: "So excited to read I'm doing Father of the Bride III since I haven't seen a script or been offered the role!"

Nikki Finke is a former editor of respected industry website Deadline and sold the site to Jay Penske in 2009. Since Martin's tweet the website has ceased posting news with a message from the editor claiming that "For the next 36 hours, I need to work with my attorneys."

The original Father of the Bride was released in 1991. A sequel followed in 1995.

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