Back in 2007 there was a seismic comedy release in the form of Superbad, the coming-of-age movie that made Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse into family names and put writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on a path toward taking over Tinseltown. Regardless of grossing over $169 million on the world field workplace the movie’s success did not instantly translate into franchising, one thing that will been unprecedented at…effectively, at any level within the historical past of Hollywood. Talking in a brand new interview, filmmaker and Superbad producer Judd Apatow confirmed that talks of a sequel had taken place and that he tried to champion it, a lot to the chagrin of all his collaborators.
“I all the time wished them to do a sequel to Superbad,” Apatow stated on the Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum podcast. “I do know that Jonah stated ‘Oh it’s going to be humorous to do it after we’re 70 or 80,’ however I actually wished them to do a Superbad in school the place Jonah flunks out of faculty and simply reveals up and visits Michael Cera in school. However everybody was like ‘Nah we do not need to screw up Superbad by by accident making a crappy second one’ and I’d all the time say the identical factor, ‘Properly that is like saying do not make the second episode of the of The Sopranos. Like, so why do you suppose we might screw up the second?'”
For those unaware about Hill’s idea for doing Superbad 2 when he’s an octogenerian, the actor beforehand instructed W magazine: “What I need to do is after we’re like 80, do a ‘Superbad 2.’ Like, ‘old-folks-home Superbad.’ Our spouses die, and we’re single once more. That is what I would like ‘Superbad 2’ to be, and that is the one method I’d ever make it.”
When requested in regards to the prospect, Hill’s co-star Michael instructed Esquire earlier this 12 months: “I imply, I’d be open to only doing something with that group of individuals. I feel that everyone is fairly staunchly in opposition to this, simply because we be ok with the film. It might solely tarnish one thing that may be a good reminiscence. That stated, I’d simply like to do one thing with the identical group of individuals, even when it isn’t Superbad.”
Do you need to see a Superbad 2 all these years later? Or do you agree with everybody else that labored on the film that it should not be touched? Tell us within the feedback under.