Oh Hell Yes - Superbad / Pineapple Express Crossover Movie?!
This whole idea is just a bit insane! For one, Seth Rogen is in both movies, but as different characters. Two, I don't think they were in the same city, but maybe that doesn't matter. Anyway, let's get further into this news before we start discrediting the idea entirely. Back at my Pineapple Express screening during Comic-Con, Judd Apatow mentioned in the Q&A that they might considering putting together a Superbad / Pineapple Express crossover movie where the two stories intertwine somehow. Everyone thought it was a joke, because it's such a far-fetched idea, but I looked back at Greg Mottola, who directed Superbad, who was sitting directly behind me and ask him if it was real. He just smiled and shrugged, mentioning "we'll see." Now MTV chats with James Franco and he actually confirms that they're working on it!
Franco, who may get my vote for the best on-screen stoner ever, actually clarifies the situation. He explains that Sony has been pushing for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (who wrote both Superbad and Pineapple Express) to write a sequel to Superbad, however, Rogen and Goldberg don't want to actually write one. "And so, an answer to that was to do a Superbad / Pineapple Express crossover, an unprecedented crossover movie with two directors, Greg Motolla and David Gordon Green, each directing half of the movie and somehow these characters get together, which doesn’t make sense at all, but could work." I'll be damned, they're actually trying to make it happen! And if you're still shaking your head in disbelief and mumbling about how that could never work, Franco even goes on to pitch an idea that could work.
"I could sell them [the characters from Superbad] something, but I think we'd want some action, so you know, somehow the kids get in trouble somehow and we have to get them out of it. And Seth plays characters in both movies, so somehow we'd have to kill one of them off." As crazy as that all sounds, it actually would work! Now that it all makes sense, the movie geek juices are flowing in my mind! I loved Superbad, my favorite comedy of last year, and I enjoyed Pineapple Express quite a damn bit, so the prospect of combining these two into one epic crossover movie sounds absolutely amazing! And I'm not just getting wrapped up in the hype here, this sounds like something that could not only be immensely entertaining but a huge hit at the box office. Who else wants to see this crossover happen?
Reader Feedback - 39 Comments
dac_fan on Aug 6, 2008
Could be one helluva movie dumb plot but great execution I would be all up for it
me on Aug 6, 2008
Superbad Express: McLovin Strikes Back
Nthngmn on Aug 6, 2008
BRING! BACK! McLOVIN!!!!! 😀
Carlos on Aug 6, 2008
I was kinda made to go see Superbad. Much to my dismay. But I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. And I can't wait to see Pineapple Express this weekend. I can totally see a crossover movie here. I would love to see where this goes.
Megan on Aug 6, 2008
It might be just because I'm high right now (prepping for PE) but that sounds like the best idea ever, like in all the history of life.
Bronco Calhoun on Aug 6, 2008
Heck yessss!! What a great Idea!! Looking forward to it. 🙂
Mario S. on Aug 6, 2008
oh fucking lord, no..not more superbad bullshit PLEASE! Pineapple Express is the only film I've ever wanted to see Seth Rogen in, don't taint my love for Pineapple Express with that lame ass superbad.
Garrett.king on Aug 6, 2008
Best Idea Ever...
alex on Aug 6, 2008
Please do not bring that fat Superbad kid to any movie. The only thing he does is to say word fuck in different ways. Cant stand him.
Shige on Aug 6, 2008
They wouldn't have to kill off his cop character. They could just not have him in it.
DCompose on Aug 6, 2008
I say why not? I don't even see a problem with Rogen playing two characters, actually. I think it would be pretty dope if Stoner Seth had to square off against Hulk Hogan-Mustached Cop Seth. Also, an interesting idea would be to swap buddies and have them have to find each other. You could have James and Jonah get separated from Chris, Michael and Seth, and make it a converging road movie. These two worlds would totally work together, especially considering that Jonah and Michael are going to different colleges (with Chris going with Michael). It would be easy to make this some kind of road movie, and a lot of fun. Just my $.02.
Austin Script Guy on Aug 6, 2008
This movie was already made. It's called The Flintstones Meet The Jetsons.
Kail on Aug 6, 2008
I'm up for it. It would be a huge box office hit if all the characters from the those two films reprise their roles. Might as well toss in some other Apatow Company productions while they're at it.
Keith on Aug 6, 2008
great idea....both Superbad and Pibeapple Express take place in "Clark County" , probably something significant to rogen and Goldberg wen they wrote the two movies....Rogen has stated that Superbad was originally inspired by Kevin Smith's movies which have no filter when it comes to curse words, so why not connect his movies as Smith frequently does? it could allow this to actually be a believable story, and Saul Silver + McLovin = tons of laughs and $$$$...we all know the studios are concerned about the latter
beez on Aug 6, 2008
I disliked SUPERBAD somewhat but LOVED PINEAPPLE so them two together = sub-par??????? IDK, can't they just have sepreate sequels?????
Ryan on Aug 6, 2008
This sounds so crazy that it might work. It's almost guaranteed to be a hit because they would be combining fans of both movies and if they landed all the actors again that would equal big bucks! Could they maybe say that Seth Rogan's characters in both films are twin brothers? that would be kinda cool!
Josveta on Aug 6, 2008
Would there be any possible way to incorporate Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin, or Forgetting Sarah Marshall? then it would be the ultimate Judd Apatow EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!
BRBomber on Aug 6, 2008
rofl!! sounds awesome...do itttt
Vin on Aug 6, 2008
just saw pineapple express and it was great. you can solve the seth rogen problem if they just say that the cop in superbad quit his job and became a process server in pineapple express or something like that- it could probably work.
john on Aug 6, 2008
saw pineapple, and it was awesome. If they combined with superbad, that would be awesome and seth rogen can play both roles if he has to. It has been done before lol Also Alex, i was watching tv and i saw a tv spot for babylon a.d., just to let you know lol
sean on Aug 6, 2008
You know I wasn't a huge fan of Superbad. I thought it was hilarious, but how hard is it to be funny when every other scene is basically a sentence long adjective laced with profanity used to describe getting laid? But what makes this idea a good idea is the fact that the cops in Superbad were kind of the worst part for me, so I wouldn't mind seeing them get killed off and being replaced by the guys from Pineapple Express. Plus, I don't think there's an idea too stupid for this team. These guys literally take shit and turn it into gold on film. They're comedy Mitas right now, and they're smart enough to pull off a crossover comedy like this. In a way the characters in the films are already cross overs because Rogen plays the same guy in every movie, as do Hill and Rudd when they're around....so crossing the stories shouldn't be that hard considering that we find these guys hilarious no matter what they seem to be doing.
ImaginaryVisionary on Aug 7, 2008
Let him play both characters...they could be brothers...it could work. I'm not the biggest fan of Superbad, but the crossover idea has some interesting potential.
wetworks on Aug 7, 2008
i think the idea is so crazy it could work. also, you can either not use Seth's cop character, or say they're brothers, or, for hilarity, have the two characters fulfill the saying that we all have a twin somewhere. throwing in other movies would be bad, if done for more than a coffee shop cameo (40 year old virgin sitting getting breakfast, with his kids!)
dave13 on Aug 7, 2008
mike on Aug 7, 2008
SillySil on Aug 7, 2008
i see that superbad is gettin a lot of hate towards it, which i cant possibly understand. its funny how all us teens say that superbad is hands down funnier than knocked up, while all of the adult critics give the nod to the more mature but less funny knocked up anyways a crossover movie could work, but arent the guys in superbad supposed to be graduating from high school?? where in the movie would they be sold pot and you u have to get them out of trouble, doesn't make sense. they should just make a sequel where they graduate and are going into their first years of college. it could be called "supergrads" i know its corny but... they could have it where the pineapple express was kind of a flashback and now seth rogaine is currently a cop, becuz it doesn't look ike he did much work to become a cop in superbad, and i don't thin kthey ever mentioned his name in superbad, so they can call him officer denton in the crossover...just a thought
LeeMan on Aug 7, 2008
if they can make it work i am so in loved both of the films, if done right it could be an epic film!
Curtis on Aug 7, 2008
what's wrong with having both characters of seth rogen in the movie? One's a cop with a stash, the other is slightly more clean cut. They can even have a moment where they're both high and see each other for the first time and start trippin out cuz they look alike.
mangelo on Aug 7, 2008
The "McLovin'" character was the only thing I liked about Superbad.
avoidz on Aug 7, 2008
Why do they have to kill off Seth's cop character? That isn't necessary at all. Just let him play both
David on Aug 8, 2008
They could let him play both, but there's really no need to have the cops in the movie....unless it's just for a brief moment. In Superbad they were merely prop characters used to push the plot along. Personally I didn't think they were that great a characters to begin with, and while I thought they were funny....I think they bogged the film down in parts. I think they should have edited some of their parts out. It just got redundant after awhile. But they would be an interesting pair to have in a movie about pot, and as a few have mentioned above the part where both Rogan's see each other for the first time would be hilarious.
ImaginaryVisionary on Aug 9, 2008
PineEx was awesome. a crossover would be pretty interesting. seth can always play both characters. but if seth and judd isn't writing it, would it still be as good as the seperate originals?...
craziemutant on Aug 10, 2008
first half of Pineapple Express was about half as good as Knocked Up; the second half was almost as bad as Freddy God Fingered
movie buff on Aug 31, 2008
First off I would just like to say that Seth Rogan's cop character from Super Bad had a last name and it was Michaels second super bad was awesome and a cross over could work Seth (Jonah Hill) could bye some pineapple express from Saul because as we know in every movie collage is a time too "experiment" and so he would go to where Evan is going too collage and he would get him to try it. or you could have them meet at a party like Seth could be at the party trying to hit on Angie (Dale's girl friend) and Dale could be their trying to get back with her. But the problem with that is that theirs no action in that but those are just two of many way's that they could have a cross over
Awesome on Jan 8, 2009
it could work like this... Seth or Evan are going to school where seth rogan or james franco live. Most likley seth because hes more of a experimental type guy,goes and has been buying weed off of James franco and evan and mclovin go for a visit or something blah blah blah.. characters all have to split ends Rogan and Jonah hill split, franco and Evan(forgot his name), and lets just say Red and Mclovin go as well and all meet up in some epic fight or some stupid party where seth rogan runs into his girlfriend from pinapple express catches her making out with jonah then jonah runs from him cuz he will want to fight him.. iunno haha it could work in so many ways
Robb on Feb 4, 2009
A crossover sequel to both Superbad and Pineapple Express. I would cry if it happens. It would be the best movie ever made!!!
John31 on Feb 6, 2009
i read somewhere that either seth or evan was related to dale or saul. Which i believe would be a better plot concept.
vegas on Mar 26, 2009
hye, I have heard rumors about a possible Pineapple Express/ Superbad crossover sequel and I though of an idea for it today post ur comments and tell me what you think ok so after the events opf Pineapple Express Dale and Saul move into together but one day when Dale comes home from work Saul is gone, and so is all his stuff the only thing left is a badly written note saying something about his Bubbe and having to go to his hometown, Dale trys to call him but he left his phone at the house Dale stays there for a couple of months and when saul doesn't come back he realizes that he can't pay the rent on his own so he has to move out and into a cheaper apartment. whch is when we cut to Seth, Evan, and Fogell at Orientation day of Dartmouth, Seth visiting with them because his college doesn't start for a couple of more weeks, after getting moved in and everything they decide that they want to have some fun so they start asking around for some weed. They run into a guy that tells them where they can get some really good weed, and he writes them down a number, they call and who should answer but Saul. who had to move back to his hometown becuase his Bubbe, had to be put on life support and so he is selling weed again in order to pay for the hospital bills. They buy some "Pineapple Express" and start smoking it when the college campus security guard comes up and they get arrested. They are frekin' out thinking that they are going to go to prison. so Seth decides to call his cool Uncle Dale Denton, that would be sure to get them out of trouble. When he calls him up he says he got in trouble for getting causght smoking some Pineapple Express, Dale asks who they got it from and Seth tells him some weird guy Named Saul Silver. Freked out Dale asks where they are and he comes there right away. soon after dale leaves his apartment Red stops by for a visit not knowing anything about what is going on when he stops by the aprtment he sees that it has Police Forclusore on it. Which makes him think that Ladycop got out alive and she got Dlae and Saul. he rushes to the nearest Police station to find them and Who should he run into But Slater and Micheals. Red tells them the whole story and everything. Tey say that they have no one in the prison called Dale Denton or Saul Silver. when you notice a mysterious man behind them that has been listening to the whole thing. Camera zooms in on his nametag and it is Garcia. The "Ladycops" brother. Just when he is about to pul out his pistol a guy comes up to Slater and Micheals with a police file. They guy says Check this out this has got to be the funniest thing I have ver seen, They got these 3 kids smoking down at Dartmouth and to try and prove that he was 21 one of them pulled a fake Id that said his name was Mclovin. The cop starts laughing as Slater and Micheals look at each other, they realize their buddty Mclovin' is in trouble they leave and as they do they drop the file on the desk and Red look on it it says that they made a call to a Dale Denton and Red realizes that he might be down there too. So he catches a ride with slater and Micheals and as they are leaving you see another cop car close behind them. The Lady cops brother, who is out for revenge. Once they reach Dartmouth they all meet. all being Dale, Saul, Fogell,Micheals,Slater,Seth,Evan, and Red. they realize that the cop has been following them and he has called in for backup, The rest of The Ladycops family, saying he knows who killed her. Knowing that they could be killed it becomes a story of Seth, Evan, Fogell,Slater,Micheals,Dale,Saul, and Red fighting the Ladycops family for survival. SUPERBAD EXPRESS boo yah!
americanpiex23 on Apr 2, 2009
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