Pineapple Express 2 Might Still Happen, But Superbad 2 Won't
by Alex Billington
November 19, 2009
I often get tired of writing about sequels that will never happen, but just because people want to see them, they always continue to exist as rumors forever and ever. Comedian extraordinaire Judd Apatow recently appeared on the Funny or Die Writer's Room live stream (found via The Playlist) and talked ever so briefly about two sequels to movies he produced. The first is Superbad, which has had sequel talk since the day it came out. And the second is Pineapple Express, which wasn't as big of a success as Superbad, but has also been talked about for a while. I'm down for seeing more from either, although I liked Superbad better.
"I can't get [Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg] to make the Superbad sequel. I begged, but they don't want to ruin it. They think it's a gem of a movie and they don't want a crappy second," Apatow said. That actually makes sense, especially because it was such a great movie. And as for Pineapple Express, he seems more optimistic. "There's a little talk about a Pineapple Express sequel if that's your cup of tea… your bowl of smoke. You probably have a better shot of seeing that [then any Superbad 2 or any other Apatow sequel]," he said. Although it sounds like they aren't doing a crossover sequel either. Damnit, I wanted to see that.
So there you have it. I'm not sure why they think Pineapple Express has some potential for a sequel and yet Superbad doesn't, but either way, I'm down. And while we won't get that crossover sequel, I can bet that if they do make Pineapple Express 2, Officers Slater and Michaels will show up at some point. Sound good?