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Will Forte and Jorma Taccone Are Developing a 'MacGruber' Sequel

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May 21, 2012
Source: Screen Crush

MacGruber

Sadly, back in 2010, one of the funniest comedies of the last ten years bombed at the box office. That film was MacGruber, based on the "Saturday Night Live" sketch of the same name. However, among several fellow writers and a growing cult fan base, the film has certainly found an audience, and hopefully it will find more with our seal of approval as well. In addition, it sounds like the studio might have noticed a following despite the box office bomb as Screen Crush learned from "SNL" writer, MacGruber director and Lonely Island member Jorma Taccone, that he's developing a sequel with Will Forte right now. What?!

Taccone told Screen Crush:

It would be me, Will and John [Solomon] writing it again. Every time I hang out with Will, we talk about all our cool ideas for the sequel. We have the idea for it and we have a title, but I won’t tell you what it is.

More details were fought for, but unfortunately Taccone stayed quiet on any specifics other than the film would take place at Christmas (continuing the inspiration that Die Hard had on the original film) and MacGruber and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig, who was just given a beautiful send-off on her last episode of "SNL") would not be having a kid anytime soon.

Of course, it's not clear when this sequel might come together as Taccone is working on an adaptation of The Great Unknown and some sort of Adam Sandler project that hasn't hit the news circuit just yet. All I know is that Universal should throw some money at this sequel, and I'll suck as many di-, er, rip as many throats as I have to for this to happen. Universal hopefully is interested in a sequel, but if not, maybe there's another studio that's expressed interest instead? I guess we'll have to wait and see how this turns out. Excited?

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Reader Feedback - 25 Comments

1

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NO! NO! NO!

? RiDdlEr ¿ on May 21, 2012

2

YEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! shut up Riddler you dumb ass bastard

Larral on May 21, 2012

3

This movie was the FUNNIEST movie ever made in my opinion....and my opinion is all that matters.

Larral on May 21, 2012

4

Man, it would be a really, really tight race between MacGruber and Hot Rod for me. I love both movies to bits. I'm all about sequels for both!

SuicidalOptimist on May 21, 2012

5

God. Finally someone BESIDES me who fucking LOVED both of those movies. Tears from laughing at these. The sex scenes in MacGruber brought pain.

grimjob on May 21, 2012

6

Dominique Wilkins! Hot Rod was hilarious.

The Douche on May 22, 2012

7

KFBR392, KFBR392!!! ahhh i loved the first movie so much... i've probably watched it 15+ times.  so happy to hear about this sequel!!!!

Race Bannon on May 21, 2012

8

MacGruber was amazing. 

Brian Ricci on May 21, 2012

9

Great movie.  A sequel is terrific news.

Bobo_Vision on May 21, 2012

10

this movie was terrible. I loved the snl skits but this was trash. once again I find myself disagreeing with you ethan

Chip_Tha_Ripper on May 21, 2012

11

Gotta agree, I grew up with SNL (even the bad years) and MacGruber was horrible. Had some potential, especially how hilarious the MacGruber and his gay Son bits were. Instead of running with the funny parts (like the WWE supporting crew) they ran the unfunny gags into the ground; dug 'em up, then ran them into the ground again.

Akirakorn on May 21, 2012

12

 eat a hot dog drink a bud light and shut up.

Jesse Bangerter on May 22, 2012

13

 Luckily Ethan doesnt need your approval Chip. Thumbs through the roof for this article and Ethan's POV on Macgruber (The funniest movie in recent years)

Harry on May 22, 2012

14

funniest movie in recent years? it wasnt even the funniest movie gor 2010. smh.

Chip_Tha_Ripper on May 22, 2012

15

Moron

Hhh on May 22, 2012

16

The Ultimate Tool is Back!

Shelbyvarela87 on May 21, 2012

17

My friends hated it. I thought it was fucking hilarious! Can't wait for a sequel!

grimjob on May 21, 2012

18

FUCK THE BRASS! FUCK THE BRASS! FUCK THE BRASS! FUCK THE-explosion- I thought the movie was fucking hysterical! If Anchorman and Zoolander can get sequels, then this one sure as hell can too!

LosZombies on May 22, 2012

19

FU#K YES!

Jesse Bangerter on May 22, 2012

20

YESSSSSSSSSSS PLEASE!!!!!

Sasha514 on May 22, 2012

21

I cannot Wait 😀 Yay for Blaupunkt 😀 

Jon Chamberlain on May 22, 2012

22

Can I take your jacket? (Gives him the Finger) Can I take your car stereo? Nice try!  MacGruber was fucking hilarious. 

Rain Spider on May 22, 2012

23

I have heard people talk about how dumb the movie was, then a funny thing happens. They'll talk about a scene they found funny, then another, and another. By the end, they agree they need to watch it again. Or they totally hate the film.

redtie on May 22, 2012

24

One of the funniest movies of all time!!! MAKE THE SEQUEL

Hoss Bender on May 29, 2012

25

Hoss Bender. Dead at the age of who the fuck cares.

MACGRUBER on Aug 11, 2013

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