Jonah Hill Says He’ll Make ‘Superbad 2’ But Only If This One Requirement Is Met

‘Superbad’ is one of the most beloved comedies in film history. Yeah, we’re not just saying the 2000s. I think it’s earned a “classic” badge now. The amount of laughter heard inside a packed theater when that film was released? Nothing like it.

Because of its success, people have been asking for a sequel for years, but the cast & crew have shown little interest in that idea. After all, there’s no way it could be as original and funny as the first film.

But during a recent interview with W Magazine, Jonah Hill says he’d be open to a sequel, but only if they do it when they’re super old.

I haven’t pitched this to anybody. What I want to do is when we’re like 80, do a ‘Superbad 2.’ Like, ‘old-folks-home Superbad.’ Our spouses die, and we’re single again. That’s what I want ‘Superbad 2’ to be, and that’s the only way I would ever make it.

Honestly, that’s the only way I see a sequel making sense. At least by then it would seem fresh and equally as outrageous as the original. I mean, obviously Hill is mostly kidding, but at the same time, that idea could work.

Seth Rogen said back in 2020 that Superbad is the film he would never touch.

Honestly, I don’t think it requires improvement or anything to be built upon it. I’m unbelievably proud of it. It really holds up — people still watch it, high school kids come up to me telling me that they watched it for the first time and how they loved it. It’s worked its way into being viewed as one of the better high school movies that’s out there. I’m so terrified of subtracting from it in any way with a bad sequel or spinoff that I’d never do it. I have so few actual good accomplishments that I’m horrified to fuck with the ones I have.

That’s a smart move. Don’t ruin the greatness that is Superbad with an inferior sequel. If you need an example of this, watch ‘The Hangover’ sequels.

Jonah Hill Lands Huge Role In Upcoming Martin Scorsese ‘Grateful Dead’ Film

Well, this is exciting. According to a new report, Martin Scorsese is teaming up with Apple for his next project, which is reportedly an untitled biopic about The Grateful Dead.

Scorsese will direct/produce the flick, and according to insiders, Jonah Hill has already signed on to play the group’s frontman, Jerry Garcia. He’ll also join as a producer.

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are writing the script. They received a lot of love from critics for writing American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson.

While its unknown what will be covered in the film, the story of the group goes back to the band’s formation in the Bay Area amid the rise of the psychedelic counterculture of the ’60s. They continued to record albums and conduct tours where Deadhead fans would follow them throughout the years all over the country for lengthy rave-like jam sessions. The good times came to an end when band leader Jerry Garcia died in 1995, though surviving members have done their best to carry on.

Apple has rights to use the band’s musical catalogue in the film, so it looks like all systems are working here.

As some of you may remember, Hill and Scorsese previously worked together on The Wolf of Wall Street, so they should be familiar with each other.

No word on when production is expected to begin, but we’ll keep you posted.

Finally! The First Teaser Trailer For ‘Don’t Look Up’ Has Arrived, Starring Leo And JLaw!

The upcoming dark comedy ‘Don’t Look Up‘ from Adam McKay has been on my radar all year long. I’ve been waiting (and waiting!) for the first trailer, and finally it has arrived.

The film, which is set to premiere on Netflix and select theaters in December, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Rob Morgan as a trio of stressed out scientists trying to warn the world and its leaders about an impending asteroid impact, which will end life on Earth as we know it.

The only problem with this? No one seems to care, which is probably a little jab at how our leaders are currently treating the climate change crisis.

In this teaser trailer, Leo’s character appears to have multiple panic attacks. Jonah Hill steals the show in this trailer as the chief of staff. The back-and-forth between him, Leo and Lawrence looks incredibly entertaining.

In addition the main cast listed above, this movie will feature performances by Timothee Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Meryl Streep and Ron Perlman.

Check out the trailer below. It’ll hit select theaters on December 10, followed by a release on Netflix on December 24.

Jonah Hill Turns Down Offer To Co-Star In ‘The Batman’

If you’re a comic-book fan, you probably remember hearing that Jonah Hill was close to securing a deal to star in ‘The Batman

At the time, it was believed he would play the Penguin, which had most people pretty excited.

Sadly it looks like that won’t be happening. According to a new report, Hill has decided to turn down the offer. We don’t know why he turned it down, but apparently the deal was never that close to being made in the first place.

Why exactly Hill is passing is currently unknown, and insiders tell Variety that when the news was initially reported, it was very early in the negotiations and that a deal was far from closing.

So it looks like Matt Reeves still needs to find his Penguin. As we reported earlier this week, Zoe Kravitz will star as Catwoman.

Robert Pattinson will be starring as Batman. Filming could start as early as late 2019 or early 2020. As of right now, the film is scheduled to hit theaters June 25, 2021.

Throwback Thursday: Watch The Original Audition Of Michael Cera, Jonah Hill And Christopher Mintz-Plasse For ‘Superbad’

Michael Cera had a recent appearance on the great YouTube interview show ‘Hot Ones,’ and during the interview, he talked about how Jonah Hill hated Christopher Mintz-Plasse during the auditions for Superbad.

Apparently, Christopher, who plays McLovin in the film entered the audition room with so much confidence that it messed with Jonah. Here was this dude, who had never starred in a feature film before, getting huge laughs from Seth Rogen and the rest of the crew. It pissed off Jonah a little bit, which made the entire thing even more hilarious, ’cause McLovin was supposed to piss off Jonah’s character throughout the film.

It got us thinking, ‘Is there video of this audition?” Well, it looks like it. We can’t confirm that this is the FIRST audition featuring all three of them, but it would make sense. You can hear how many laughs Christopher is getting.

According to Cera’s interview, Jonah said he hated Christopher as soon as he left. He did not want them to hire him. Thankfully, he wasn’t the one making the casting decisions.

Check out the hilarious audition video below…

Jonah Hill Is Now A Filmmaker, Check Out The First Trailer For His Coming-Of-Age Drama ‘Mid90s’

If you thought Jonah Hill was just that “funny fat guy” from Superbad, then you obviously haven’t been following his career. The dude is talented, and being funny is not even his best quality. He’s a legit actor, and he’s well on his way to becoming a legit filmmaker.

The 34-year-old star wrote and directed a film titled ‘Mid90s‘ and the first trailer was released today.

The coming-of-age dramedy follows a 13-year-old boy named Stevie in ’90s-era LA. Stevie has a troubled home life, but during one magical summer he meets a group of new friends at Motor Avenue skate shop.

If you’re expecting a lot of laughs in this trailer, you might be disappointed. This trailer actually feels pretty dark. There are one or two comedic moments, but for the most part, we’re seeing how challenging life is for Stevie.

Sunny Suljic plays Stevie in the movie. Lucas Hedges plays his abusive brother, and you know he’s probably going to steal the show just like he did in Manchester by the Sea.

Mid90s will hit theaters October 19, 2018. Check out the trailer below…

Good News: Jonah Hill Reveals The Strange Jump Street/Men In Black Crossover Film Probably Won’t Happen!


When we first heard that there were plans in place to create a 21 Jump Street/Men In Black crossover movie, we thought it was a joke. After all, the plans for this project consisted of a few leaked emails between Jonah Hill and execs at Sony.

Then things started to get serious. Sony started developing the project and they were working with director James Bobin to move things forward. All signs were pointing to this movie getting made.

But during a recent interview with The Toronto Sun, Hill explained that the movie probably wouldn’t happen…

“I had the idea. But I doubt that movie will get made. It’s too complicated. They’re trying to make all the deals, but it’s kind of impossible with all the Men in Black stuff. The Jump Street films were so fun to make and the whole joke of them was they were making fun of remakes and sequels and reboots and then now it’s become a giant sequel, reboot. It’s almost become what we were making fun of and it’s hard to maintain that joke when it’s so high stakes.”

That’s a relief. I mean, I love both Men In Black and 21 Jump Street, but I don’t want to see them together. In the same way that I love baked potatoes and cereal. I don’t want chunks of warm potatoes mixing in with my Honey Nut Cheerios.

Anyway, if you need more Jonah Hill in your life right now, you can watch him with Miles Teller in War Dogs. It’s scheduled to hit theaters August 19.

Jonah Hill Making His Directorial Debut With Skateboarding Film Set In The ’90s


Jonah Hill went from an actor who yelled, “Ask me about my wiener!” while dressed in a ridiculous hot dog costume, to insinuating that his back was actually located on his penis, to starring in Oscar-nominated films with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

It’s safe to say Mr. Hill is an incredibly talented dude, and now he’s going to get the chance to show off his directing skills. The 32-year-old actor will move behind the camera to direct his coming-of-age film “Mid ’90s.”

As Variety reports, plot details are not clear right now, but sources confirm the movie will follow a young skateboarder and his group of skater friends in 1990s Los Angeles. The source also reports that Hill will not be acting in the movie.

The report also claims, “The film will be produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush with their frequent collaborators A24,” which is obviously great news for Hill. He’s going to have an amazing support team.

We don’t know when filming is scheduled to start or who will star in the movie, but we’ll be sure to let you know once the information is released. It’s going to be interesting to see the finished product. Hill has admitted in the past to being interested in directing, but claims he has trouble giving directions to actors.

Remember That ’21 Jump Street’/’Men In Black’ Crossover Movie? Well, It’s Actually Happening And We Know Who Will Be Directing


The leaked Sony emails from 2014 revealed more than we ever wanted to know about the inside of Hollywood. You had racism, sexism and one insane idea to combine the 21 Jump Street franchise with the Men in Black franchise.

Even though there were several emails referencing this crossover idea, we never actually thought it would happen. But according to a recent report from Variety, the movie is still being developed and the studio is currently talking with James Bobin (The MuppetsAlice Through the Looking Glass) in hopes he will agree to take on the film.

And while sources admit the official greenlight hasn’t been given, the studio wants a June production start date. It seems like Sony is wanting to bring the Men in Black franchise back to life with this movie. They want to relaunch the series by adding “younger and fresher faces,” which means Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not be returning.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum would be teaming up with the new Men in Black actors to create this movie, so it will still have all the star power it needs to be successful at the box office.

We’ll see how this situation plays out. The script has reportedly been completed and studio executives are happy with it.

Movie Review: True Story – Tailor Made for James Franco; Everyone Else Couldn’t Seem To Pull it Off.


I have a theory that you can’t throw a rock in Hollywood without hitting James Franco. For some reason, it feels like he’s in everything. While Franco is best known for his comedic roles, he’s been known to pull out a bit of drama as well. True Story does show some true talent from him, but not so much from fellow comedic actor Jonah Hill.

The movie is a bit of “In Cold Blood.” We have disgraced journalist Michael Finkel (Johan Hill), a man who has recently been fired from his prestigious job at The New York Times for fabricating details of a major story. In order to get his credibility back, he scores himself an interview with Christian Longo (James Franco) a high profile murderer in jail for killing his wife and children.

First off, True Story is based on a true story. The horrific killings occurred in 2001, when Longo’s wife and children were found murdered and floating in suitcases thrown into the Lint Slough, a waterway in Oregon. Longo fled to avoid prosecution and was eventually located and arrested in Mexico. He was sentenced to death in 2003.

The story occurs while Longo is on trial, and before he took responsibility for the killings. The manipulation between the two characters does bring back In Cold Blood, the major difference in this case being that Longo is a far more intelligent adversary.

What I particularly like about this story is how Finkel is portrayed. The movie was adapted from Michael Finkel’s own book on the subject. In that book, Finkel was particularly brave, portraying himself as arrogant, gullible and completely unethical. That’s not something journalists are really known for.

It doesn’t shine through into the film. While Hill has proven his chops as a dramatic actor, the feel of the character from Finkel’s book isn’t there. He comes across as flat, if a bit prickly and intolerable.



Playing Longo was a breakthrough role for Franco when it comes to dramatic acting. Anyone who knows the story knows that Longo got the press talking to him through manipulation and flattery. This is a skill he used to great effect on Finkel and in that portrayal, Franco becomes a man you love to hate. As the movie goes on, Franco keeps getting shiftier and slowly draws out the suspense. I’m impressed with any movie that can do this when everyone knows what happened anyway.

The shame here is Hill came across as blank and vapid, not playing a believable foil to Longo’s manipulation. The other side characters also seem a bit one note and many times, completely unnecessary.

True Story could have been a very good story. It seemed tailor made for James Franco. Everyone else can’t seem to pull it off. Just because we all know the ending doesn’t mean the story can’t have a great amount of suspense. It seems like Franco was the only one who understood that.

Due to that, this became a bit of a disappointing effort. Two funny men tried to do drama, but only one really pulled it off.

WE GAVE IT: 3.5 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

3.5 stars



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