At WonderCon a few days ago, I landed an extended video interview with Craig Robinson. While he was in attendance to help promote Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s awesome-looking end of the world comedy, This Is the End (click here for the red band trailer and our panel recap), we also talked about the Hot Tub Time Machine sequel (which he says starts to film in June, and John Cusack may return), and his NBC pilot that’s now called Mr. Robinson.
For those not familiar with This is the End, the R rated comedy stars everyone in Hollywood (Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jason Segel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jay Baruchel, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, Martin Starr, and more), and it looks to be one of the better films this summer. Hit the jump for what Robinson had to say about all of his projects, and circle June 14, 2013 on your calendar because that’s when This is the End is due out in theaters.
And if you missed my video interview with Danny McBride for This is the End, click here to watch.
- 0:10 – Talks about seeing a rough cut of the film and his excitement for seeing the finished film.
- 1:00 – Since each of the actors plays themselves rather than a fictional character, he talks about the comfortable experience of just playing himself.
- 1:55 – Comments on the changes from the first pitch to the finished product.
- 2:25 – Reveals that the majority of the plot centers on their group plus a couple of side plots.
- 3:05 – Talks about staying in character and not breaking during a funny scene.
- 3:45 – Comments on the best and worst things about filming for three months in New Orleans.
- 4:25 – Talks about Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen as directors and some dialogue he didn’t want to say.
- 5:15 – He comments on the limits of what he was willing to do since he is essentially playing himself.
- 5:55 – Reveals that Hot Tub Time Machine is starting to film a sequel in June.
- 6:05 – Talks more about Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and the process of getting it made.
- 6:50 – Reveals that negotiations are still ongoing concerning who will be back, including John Cusack.
- 7:00 – Talks about the changes in the sequel from the initial pitch to where it’s at now.
- 7:25 – Doesn’t know where they’ll be filming but expects to soon.
- 7:40 – Reveals that most of the first movie was improve and gives his thoughts on whether or not they’ll do that in the second film.
- 8:20 – Talks about his untitled project with Steve Pink called Mr. Robinson, a pilot for NBC.