Judd Apatow's 'Superbad' Sequel Shot Down - Cast Thinks It Would Be "Crap"

Judd Apatow’s ‘Superbad’ Sequel Shot Down – Cast Thinks It Would Be “Crap”

“Superbad” producer Judd Apatow was an advocate for the film’s sequel, but said he couldn’t get the original cast on board.

The 2007 R-rated high school tale starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera turns 15 this year. But even all these years later, Apatow, 54, said the McLovin actors were in no danger of spoiling the legacy of the classic.

“Everyone was like, ‘No, we don’t want to screw up ‘Superbad’ by accidentally doing a shitty second,” Apatow said on the “Inside of You With Michael Rosenbaum” podcast. “And I always said the same thing, ‘Well, that’s like saying don’t do the second episode of ‘The Sopranos.’ Like, so why do you think we’d screw up the second one?

“I always wanted them to do a sequel to ‘Superbad,'” Apatow said earlier in the interview. “I know that Jonas [Hill] said, “Oh, it’ll be fun to do it when we’re 70 or 80”, but I really wanted them to do a “Superbad” in college where Jonah drops out of college and shows up and visits Michael Cera at University.”

Hill indeed pitched his vision for the “retirement home” sequel to W magazine in January.

“Our spouses die and we are single again. It’s what I want ‘Superbad 2’ to be, and it’s the only way I can get there,” he said.

‘Superbad’ co-writer and actor Seth Rogen, who originally intended to play the role of Hill but considered himself too old, said he would ‘100% probably never’ touch a sequel or reboot .

Michael Cera (left) and Jonah Hill star in “Superbad” in 2007.
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“I’m incredibly proud of it,” Rogan told Lad Bible in 2020. “It really holds up — people still watch it, high school kids come and tell me they watched it for the first time and how they liked it.

“It’s made its way to being considered one of the best high school movies ever,” he continued. “I’m so terrified of subtracting from it in any way with a bad sequel or spin-off that I would never do it. I have so few real good accomplishments that I’m horrified to fuck with the ones I have.

Fogell himself, actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse, said last year that a female version of the film “would be the answer, for sure”.

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