Jonah Hill Reveals How He Wants Superbad 2 To Be
In news that will delight Superbad fans everywhere, Jonah Hill has said he’d happily return for a second film – though he has a few caveats.
During a recent interview, Hill said he had a ‘pitch’ for what the sequel might look like and, honestly, he’s won us over.
The news comes as Hill was discussing his most recent movie, Don’t Look Up, about two astronomers trying to convince mankind that the world is going to end.
Speaking to W Magazine, Hill mentioned his idea for a sequel to 2007’s iconic comedy Superbad.
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.
The original 2007 movie became something of a cult classic and follows two best friends who try to make the most of their high school days before heading to separate colleges.
Superbad was directed by Greg Mottola and produced by Judd Apatow. It starred Hill alongside Michael Cera, Christopher Minz-Plasse and Emma Stone.
It was Hill’s first starring role, and he spoke about his experience and sudden fame following the film’s success.
‘Yeah. I lived in an apartment near Canter’s Deli, in Los Angeles, and there was a Superbad billboard above my little-ass apartment. Every day, I would walk to Canter’s to get sandwiches, and no one knew who I was, but there was a billboard with me on it right there! It was nuts. I kind of got this vibe, like, whoa — sh*t’s about to be really… different,’ he said.
Since then, Hill has twice been nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars, for Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street, and directed his first feature film Mid90s. He’s set to star as Jerry Garcia in a Martin Scorsese biopic about the Grateful Dead, and will direct his second feature, which Hill describes as ‘a documentary on my brilliant Therapist, Dr. Phil Stutz, and therapy in general. The idea is to make a film that frames therapy and Phil’s tools for dealing with life in a way that isn’t corny or cheesy.’
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