‘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.