FunnyOrDie hosted a live Q&A online with writer/producer/director Judd Apatow. At one point during the Q&A, Apatow was asked if he had any plans for sequels to the hit movies Superbad and Pineapple Express both of which co-starred Seth Rogen who also co-wrote the script with writing partner Evan Goldberg. Apatow says it’s highly unlikely they would ever do a sequel to Superbad because Rogen and Goldberg don’t want to ruin the original. As for Pineapple Express, Apatow goes a little further and says they might do a sequel but right now there’s nothing planned. Finally, Apatow does explain that he’s not opposed to building off previous films as the upcoming Get Him to the Greek is a spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall starring Russell Brand’s character Aldous Snow.
But let’s take a moment for some perspective. If you watch the clip where he Apatow responds to the question, which we’ve included after the jump, you’ll see that he cuts it with a lot of humor and some slight mockery. You’re not going to see a lot of enthusiasm from him and it’s pretty clear he has only given the idea the slightest consideration. We should be grateful for this because we’re already inundated with sequels so why would you want more? Don’t you trust Apatow, Rogen, and Goldberg to make original comedies? Let’s admit that Superbad and Pineapple Express aren’t films which require the franchise treatment. That being said, if Rogen and Goldberg’s latest film, The Green Hornet, scores big at the box office, asking about a sequel won’t be out of the question; it will be the question.
Thanks to ThePlaylist for turning this up: