At today’s press day for the hockey comedy Goon, currently available in VOD and arriving in theaters on March 30th, Collider was able to talk to the film’s producer/co-writer/actor Jay Baruchel after the roundtables and get quick updates on Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse, and the How to Train Your Dragon sequel and Cartoon Network animated series. For his responses about each, check out what he had to say after the jump.
For those of you unfamiliar with Jay and Seth vs the Apocalypse, it’s a long-gestating project that Baruchel has been working on with Seth Rogen. The film follows the titular Jay and Seth as survivors of, you guessed it, the apocalypse. The duo released a short film featuring the two of them crammed into a tiny apartment, but recent revisions for the feature-length film find them crashing in James Franco’s apartment along with Danny McBride, Jonah Hill and Craig Robinson. Check out what Baruchel had to say about the status of Rogen’s directorial debut:
Collider: When will you start shooting The Apocalypse movie with Seth Rogen?
Jay Baruchel: At the end of April.
What do you think about Seth Rogen stepping into the director’s role?
Baruchel: It’s gonna be great! He’s a guy I’ve known since I’m 18, so if nothing, we have a shorthand. I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a good one.
Now onto a project I’m sure many of you have heard of, How to Train Your Dragon. Not only is there a feature film sequel due out in 2014, but there’s also a cartoon series on Cartoon Network to fill the time until then. Baruchel starred as the protagonist, Hiccup, in the original. See what he has in store for the sequel and series below:
Do you have any involvement with the How to Train Your Dragon animated series for the Cartoon Network?
Baruchel: Yeah, I’m in it! I’m in every episode. I’ve already recorded a bunch of them, and we’re in the process of doing the second movie, too. I’m doing the movie and the TV show.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is tentatively set for a June 20, 2014 release and also stars Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and America Ferrera. Until then, here’s the commercials for the upcoming TV series.