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Jonah Hill Says He’ll Only Make ‘Superbad 2’ When They’re 80 Years Old

Jonah Hill Says He’ll Only Make ‘Superbad 2’ When They’re 80 Years Old.. Jonah Hill has been making his press rounds following the debut of Netflix’s hit film Don’t Look Up and has been looking like a true hippie as he assumes the role of Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese‘s forthcoming Grateful Dead biopic.

Jonah Hill Says He’ll Only Make ‘Superbad 2’ When They’re 80 Years Old
Jonah Hill Says He’ll Only Make ‘Superbad 2’ When They’re 80 Years Old—

The actor recently revealed that he would only be open to making a Superbad sequel when he’s 80 years old.

The original Superbad film, which premiered in August 2007, became an instant high school comedy classic. It grossed $170 million worldwide and fans have been clamoring for a potential sequel ever since. Superbad 2, however, has never reached the drawing board and fans might now have to wait decades for that to even become a consideration. Hill said he wouldn’t be interested in making the next Superbad unless it centered around the characters in their 80’s.

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“I haven’t pitched this to anybody,” Hill said in an interview with W Magazine. “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.”

Seth Rogen, who co-wrote and also starred in Superbad, told LADBible in 2020 that the original hit is the one movie he would “100% probably never touch” in terms of reviving for a sequel or reboot.

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“Honestly, I don’t think it requires improvement or anything to be built upon it,” said Rogen. “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.”

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Last year, Superbad co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse said “if there was a way to do it, [a female version] would be the way, for sure.” The actor added, however, “I’ve heard from some of the people who made the first one, and I don’t think they want to touch it.”

 

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