Posted by Trevor Norkey @trevornorkey
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Trevor Norkey

Since the character Yogurt first mentioned the idea in the original movie back in 1987, the idea of a second Spaceballs movie has been heavily rumored. Because of how amazing the original was, fans have been waiting to see Dark Helmet and Lone Star clash on-screen again.

The original film was met with quite a bit of success, parodying the Star Wars franchise. It not only parodied the characters, but the merchandising success the series had as well.

In 2004, there were rumors that a sequel was in the works, following the success of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. However, because it wouldn't have been possible to get it right at the time, due to Rick Moranis retiring from acting to take care of his kids, Director Mel Brooks instead created Spaceballs: The Animated Series.

Now, there is a third Star Wars trilogy, and the idea of a second Spaceballs finally seems possible. Rick Moranis and Mel Brooks tried working out a deal to create the sequel again a few years ago, but they ran into an unknown barrier that halted their progress. However, after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mel Brooks was asked again if he would be interested in a sequel, and he said he would only do it if Rick Moranis did as well.

It seems both Brooks and Moranis want to see this project come to fruition. Though some of the original cast has passed away, including John Candy (Barf) and Joan Rivers (Dot Matrix), the film could still work, while paying tribute to the late actors and actresses.

With Star Wars being big at the box office yet again, green-lighting a Spaceballs sequel seems like a no-brainer for any production company seeking financial success. Fans want to see it, and the film could completely parody the recent trend of rebooting films, while keeping it in the same universe as the original.

The question is, if Spaceballs 2 does happen (which actually seems quite likely), what could the name be? There have actually been a few rumored titles for this film already. Let's take a look at what rumored titles we have seen so far...

1. Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money

Image: The Mines Press
Image: The Mines Press

In the original Spaceballs, Yogurt tells the heroes he hopes he will see them again in "Spaceballs II: The Search for More Money." This could still be an incredibly clever title, especially considering that it could likely make a lot of money if released within the next few years while Star Wars is big again.

The posters seen above were created by an unknown artist in January of this year and hung in the NYC Subway. Mel Brooks was asked about these posters and said he played no part in it, but he "loved it!"

2. Spaceballs: The Schwartz Awakens

Image: Joshua Budich
Image: Joshua Budich

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While this title was in no way officially linked to Spaceballs 2, it is a title that fans have been requesting since the title for The Force Awakens was released.

The possible Spaceballs sequel could follow a plot similar to The Force Awakens to avoid focusing too much on the deceased actors, and this could be a rather convenient title. And, just like the title for The Force Awakens, The Schwartz Awakens really stands out amongst other movie titles.

3. Spaceballs III: The Search for Spaceballs II

Image: Nikkolas
Image: Nikkolas

After Moranis and Brooks tried and failed to bring about the second Spaceballs a few years ago, Moranis was interviewed about it. In this interview, he suggested that the name for the film they were considering was Spaceballs III: The Search for Spaceballs II.

Not only does this title tie into the gag used in the original Spaceballs, but it would also give a nod to the fact that the sequel is severely overdue.

Of course, if the movie does come to be, it may not even have any of the titles above. It may just be called Spaceballs 2, or The Spaceballs Strike Back. Whatever title is decided, if a movie does come to be, I will be rather overjoyed. The original film is so genius, and I would love to see Mel Brooks work his magic again.

What do you think, though? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading!


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