Seth Rogen Already Up For Pineapple Express Sequel
Actor Seth Rogen has quickly become one of the most beloved comedic actors in recent years. You may remember him most as the careless stoner friend in 40 Year Old Virgin, the careless stoner father in Knocked Up, or the careless stoner cop in Superbad, or maybe you're looking forward to his next role as just a careless stoner in Pineapple Express. Whatever he ends up in, he's always damn funny. The guys over at Moviehole.net (via SlashFilm) recently caught up with Rogen and got a few brief updates from him regarding the previously announced Green Hornet movie that he wrote and is starring in as well as Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno. However, we were most interested in hearing what he had to say regarding Superbad and Pineapple Express sequels.
"They've been wanting us to do a sequel to Superbad for so long – but we've held off. We eventually said no. But this one, it's not a precious coming-of-age story like Superbad, it's a weed action-movie and if it did well, and they gave us like $50 million dollars (as opposed to the $26M we got for this one) we could benefit from that."
First off, Rogen confirms that they wouldn't allow Sony to make an unnecessary sequel to Superbad - finally someone in Hollywood with common sense! Secondly, he says that he'd up be for a Pineapple Express sequel. In fact, that isn't such a bad idea, but considering I still haven't seen it, I can't comment on it. But from what I've heard and what I know about it (from the hilarious trailers), it looks like an awesome stoner action movie. And who wouldn't want sequels to that? My guess is it's going to end and we're going to be anxious for more anyway. So it's good to already hear that Rogen is up for it, too. I'm wondering whether Rogen and Franco are destined to become stoner heroes upon the release of Pineapple Express?
Rogen also explains the wacky choice to include Eric Bana in Judd Apatow's upcoming comedy. "There's a role in the movie for an actor that you normally wouldn't imagine acting with our crew. We just said 'What about Eric Bana? He's supposed to be really funny.' He is really hilarious in Chopper - not that it's a comedy…" Although James Franco was funny on Freaks and Geeks back in the day, it's Apatow who put him in Pineapple Express and brought him back to his roots after years of serious roles. Maybe that will be the same for Eric Bana. For now, I'm looking forward to seeing Rogen and Franco in Pineapple Express the most. I've got a warm and fuzzy feeling it may be this year's best comedy, but only time will tell.