Judd Apatow Reveals Idea for Shelved Superbad Sequel

Judd Apatow Reveals Idea for Shelved Superbad Sequel

Judd Apatow at a screening for Apple TV+'s Severance.

Judd Apatow at a screening for Apple TV+ Breakup.
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The fifteenth anniversary of super bad is this year, and discussions about the film have increased. In January, Jonah Hill jokingly pitched his idea right awaywhich would involve a geriatric hill and its super bad co-star Michael Cera flirts in a retirement community. And in a new interview, super bad producer Judd Apatowreveals he had his own idea for a sequel that the good ol’ college never even tried.

When he appeared on the Inside You with Michael Rosenbaum podcast, Apatow says he wanted to film a sequel set during the characters Hill and Cera’s college years.

“I know Jonah said, ‘Oh, it’ll be fun to do it when we’re 70 or 80,'” Apatow says, referencing the Hill alumni concept. “But I really wanted them to do a super bad at college where Jonah drops out of college and just shows up and visits Michael Cera at college.

However, the rest of the cast and crew weren’t quite sure. plank.

“…everyone was like ‘Nah, we don’t wanna screw up super bad accidentally making a shitty second one,” he recalled. “And I always said the same thing, ‘Well, that’s like saying don’t do the second episode of the The Sopranos. Like, so why do you think we’d screw up the second one? ‘”

Cera shared his own thoughts on a possible sequel in a Squire Video “Explain This” earlier this year. “I mean, I would do anything with this group of people,” explained Cera in the clip. “I think everyone is strongly opposed to that, just because we feel good in the film. It could only tarnish something that is a good memory. That said, I would love to do something with the same group of people, even if it is not super bad.”

And back in 2020, super bad co-writer and star Seth Rogen clarified to DAL-Bible that he “100%” would not return super bad before explaining that the film does not need “something to build” on it.

“I’m so terrified of ever subtracting from it with a bad sequel or a bad spinoff that I would never do it,” Rogen said at the time. “I have so few good accomplishments that I’m fucking horrified with the ones I have.

All the evidence points to there being no sequel for super badbut it wouldn’t hurt to get the cast together for a movie, especially if it means Emma Stone will give us the comedy chops we’ve been sorely missing since Easy.

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