Evan Goldberg Talks Sequels For Superbad and Pineapple Express

One of the biggest and most surprising hit comedies in recent years was Superbad. Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring Michael Cera and Jonah Hill with a character named McLovin Superbad opened to great reviews and great box office. In its opening weekend the film was number 1 at the box office and grossed $33,052,411. Superbad would go on to gross $170,871,719.

Pineapple Express, also written by Seth Rogen and Evan was another huge hit. The film made $23,245,025 it’s opening weekend and would go to gross $100,941,380 worldwide and domestically.  Naturally there has been sequel talk since then.

Screenrant recently interviewed Goldberg for his new film The Green Hornet and asked him about the sequel for Pineapple Express. Goldberg says:

Well, we toyed with that idea right after Pineapple came out; we thought that people would enjoy Mclovin and Franco together; but we’re never going to touch Superbad ever again, that’s a terrible idea. I’m even hesitant to make Pineapple 2, but I’m loosening up to it as of like the last few weeks.

I’m very pleased to hear that there will not be a sequel to Superbad. Superbad is one of my favorite comedies in recent years and absolutely does not need a sequel and/or spin-off. One of the reasons why Superbad is so good is that it’s a different film than what we have been seeing in recent years from that genre. McLovin was/is fun to watch because he was such a different and fun character. Seeing another film with McLovin may be fun to think about and could bring in a lot of money but why ruin a good thing?

I don’t think a sequel for Pineapple Express is needed either. Saul, Dave and Red are going to get chased by a new drug dealer? There are some films that are standalone films and I believe Pineapple Express and Superbad fit that type. There’s nothing wrong with that at all.

SOURCE: ScreenRant


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