After a lengthy and arduous journey in the industry, Judd Apatow reached the pinnacle of his professional career in the late 2000s. Superbad, directed by Judd Apatow, was a smash hit in the 2000s and remains one of the youngsters’ favorites today. Fans were excited about the sequel, however, Judd Apatow just revealed his Superbad 2 idea that was rejected.
Judd Apatow has presented his planned Superbad 2 plot, which was ultimately rejected. Judd was very excited to bring Superbad’s sequel but this did not happen. During a recent episode of the Inside of You podcast with Michael Rosenbaum, Apatow released John Hills’ statement denying doing the sequel.
The 2007 teen comedy starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera as co-dependent best buddies, who fear they’ve squandered their high school years, was co-produced by Apatow. As graduation approached, the friends resolved to have a night of debauchery and agreed to buy alcohol for a party given by one of their crushes, Emma Stone; however, their preparations are derailed by a series of bizarre and funny obstacles. If it were up to Apatow, the sequel to Superbad would have taken the story to college.
“I always wanted them to do a sequel to Superbad. I know that Jonah [Hill] said ‘Oh it’ll be funny to do it when we’re 70 or 80,’ but I really wanted them to do a Superbad in college where Jonah flunks out of college and just shows up and visits Michael Cera at college.”
Fans have asked the Superbad creators to make a sequel as the film approaches its 15th anniversary. Though some of the show’s stars appeared to be amenable to the notion. Apatow claimed that they’re simply not interested in messing with a good thing.
“Everyone was like ‘Nah we don’t want to screw up Superbad by accidentally making a crappy second one.’ And I would always say the same thing: ‘Well that’s like saying don’t make the second episode of the of The Sopranos. Like, so why do you think we would screw up the second one?’”
Greg Mottola directed the R-rated comedy, which was co-written by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. Rogen addressed why he would “100 percent probably never touch” a Superbad sequel during an interview with LadBible. Cera subsequently made similar remarks in an interview with Esquire earlier this year.
“Honestly, I don’t think it requires improvement or anything to be built upon it. I’m unbelievably proud of it, it really holds up – people still watch it, high school kids come up to me telling me that they watched it for the first time and how they loved it. It’s worked its way into being viewed as one of the better high school movies that’s out there.”
“I mean, I would be open to just doing anything with that group of people. I think that everybody is pretty staunchly against this, just because we feel good about the movie. It could only tarnish something that is a good memory. That said, I would just love to do something with the same group of people, even if it’s not Superbad.”
Many celebrities denied any involvement in the sequel to Superbad. However, Apatow was eager to work on the project. What are your thoughts on the sequel? Is it important or not? For further updates stay tuned to Thirsty.
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