It's been almost 30 years since Mel Brooks released his classic Star Wars spoof Spaceballs. As the hype of The Force Awakens finally dies down, and the excitement for the upcoming sequels ramps up, fans are starting to wonder if they'll ever see the likes of Lone Starr, Princess Vespa, Yogurt or Dark Helmet again.
Yesterday, the 1987 comedy, written and directed by Mel Brooks, was making headlines again after a set of posters for Spaceballs: The Search For More Money mysteriously appeared in a New York City subway.
At the moment, we can't confirm if this is the teaser poster for an actual movie or a bold act by a fan trying to send a message to Brooks. And as we can see, the posters for the potential sequel are already taking aim at Star Wars: The Force Awakens by featuring the decaying headgear of Darth Helmet.
Sadly, the film would have to go on without fan favorite characters Barf and Dot Matrix , who were played by the late John Candy and Joan Rivers, respectively. But Bill Pullman and Daphne Zuniga could certainly reprise their roles as Lone Starr and Princess Vespa.
Rick Moranis, who played Dark Helmet, famously took a hiatus from acting after his wife passed away in 1997, but he's not entirely opposed to taking on new roles.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in October, he confirmed that he wouldn't return in the new Ghostbusters movie, but he's not averse to working if the right role comes along:
"I took a break, which turned into a longer break. But I'm interested in anything that I would find interesting. I still get the occasional query about a film or television role and as soon as one comes along that piques my interest, I'll probably do it."
During Adam Carolla's "Take A Knee" podcast, Brooks said that if he can assemble the right cast and the timing was right, it could be worthwhile to dip his pen back in the Spaceballs ink:
"I'm thinking now, if I did a movie that came out right after 'Star Wars' comes out — maybe a couple of months later — I'd have a big weekend, you know, No matter what, even if it fell on its ass and didn't get its money back ... But that first weekend, the anticipation of seeing 'Spaceballs 2' ... I still have Daphne Zuniga and I still have Rick Moranis if he'd do it, and I've still got me."
And, if the Internet reaction to this posters in any indication, he's also got a loyal fan base behind him.
Lone Starr: I wonder, will we ever see each other again?
Yogurt: Who knows? God willing, we'll all meet again in "Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money."
Do you want to see another 'Spaceballs' movie?
(Source: Star Wars)