In the mid-2000s, we were all about stupid fun. From Jackass to 40 Year-Old-Virgin to Knocked Up; we all just wanted to laugh at some silly comedy. At the forefront of these “classics” was Superbad. A movie that almost defined us millennials are teenagers and most likely set the stage for much of our humor at the time. Superbad made its way into much of our speech, our movie quote references, and tied many people together. If Superbad was made now, the studio would have been cranking out sequels faster than you could say McLovin’.
So, why wasn’t there ever a sequel? According to Variety, it was the cast who refused to do it. They wanted to preserve what they had done in Superbad and not ruin a good thing. It’s nice to see a cast understand this, but according to Apatow, he’s always wanted to do a sequel. And he believes there’d be no way the cast who mess it up.
“Everyone was like, ‘Nah we don’t want to screw up ‘Superbad’ by accidentally making a crappy second one’. And I would always say the same thing, ‘Well, that’s like saying don’t make the second episode of the ‘The Sopranos.’ Like, so why do you think we would screw up the second one?’”
“I always wanted them to do a sequel to ‘Superbad’. I know that Jonah [Hill] said, ‘Oh it’ll be funny to do it when we’re 70 or 80,’ but I really wanted them to do a ‘Superbad’ in college where Jonah flunks out of college and just shows up and visits Michael Cera at college.”
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