Despite the leaked emails from Sony revealing budget issues that could potentially cause Seth Rogen and James Franco to cancel the sequel to their beloved stoner flick Pineapple Express, fans have kept hope alive for a Superbad 2.
Superbad was released in 2007 and became a hit, earning nearly $170 million worldwide. The cult classic definitely helped the careers of actors Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Emma Stone, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Here we are, 8 years later, and producer Judd Apatow who produced the high school comedy, along with Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, reveals that he's always been up for a sequel.
During the premier of his latest movie, Trainwreck, at this years SXSW festival, Judd Apatow spoke with Cinema Blend about his struggle to convince the cast to help him turn this idea into a reality.
"I always wanted to do a sequel to ‘Superbad,’ but I couldn’t convince anybody… The actors, no one with ‘Superbad’ thought we should do another ‘Superbad.’ But I wanted to do ‘Superbad’ in college desperately, but no one would listen to me."
It'd be tough to make a sequel to this movie work, considering McLovin and the rest of the gang graduated high school 8 years ago. Besides, Jonah Hill is going to be busy working on 23 Jump Street (which I'm so ready for) and Seth Rogen and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are going to have their hands full with Neighbors 2, which is slated for sometime next year.