Last week, MacGruber director Jorma Taccone had to go and fuck with us by getting our hopes up for a sequel to his cult hit comedy. Taccone says when he gets together with Will Forte and co-writer John Solomon, they kick around ideas like wanting the film to take place on Christmas (like Die Hard) and even had a title planned. In all fairness, he didn’t say any studio was interested, but it was still nice to think that the creators hadn’t cast the world’s worst special agent aside.
However, Forte has now provided us with a reality check. Hit the jump for more. (Update: Forte commented further on MacGruber 2. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.)
Speaking to AICN during the junket for That’s My Boy, Forte responded to Taccone’s recent comments:
WILL FORTE: As for MACGRUBER 2, it’s very much in the works. We’re just… no, I’m kidding. Jorma mentioned it. He was really tired one morning giving an interview, and he said something stupid about it. Believe me, we would love… we had so much fun doing that. We’re proud of it, and we jokingly talk about the sequel all the time. But I don’t think anybody in their right mind would give us any money for it. If somebody gives us money for it–
ANDY SAMBERG: I’ll give you a thousand bucks right now.
FORTE There is going to be a MACGRUBER 2 then. Funded by Andy Samberg.
SAMBERG: On a flipcam.
Here’s the thing: I would still see that movie. In fact, I would be even more excited to see that movie than if a studio funded it. Your move, Samberg.
Update: In speaking with Crave Online, Forte continued to comment on MacGruber 2:
“I wasn’t prepared to answer anything about MacGruber 2 when I was talking to everybody on Saturday. I guess the best way to put it is the probability of us writing a MacGruber 2 script in the next six months is 100%. The probability of somebody giving us money to make that script is somewhat less than 100%. We would do it if someone were to let us do it. We will definitely write a MacGruber 2 if only just to have fun. Like people who are into sports will go out and play pickup basketball. Comedy nerds will go write scripts. We actually have some ideas written down already and a couple of scenes but we’ve got to figure out exactly what we’re going to do. We’re definitely going to write it. It’s just a matter of if anybody would ever let us make it.”