It’s been 22 years since Dazed and Confused hit theaters. That’s a long time to wait for a sequel, even a “spiritual sequel.” While in Austin for the world premiere of Everybody Wants Some!!, director Richard Linklater discussed when he first came up with the idea for the film and how it’s changed over the years.
Everybody Wants Some!! stars Blake Jenner as Jake. He was a star high school baseball player and now he’s joining the team over at Southeast Texas University. But there’s still a few days before classes and hardcore practices start so until then, his upperclassman teammates take it upon themselves to teach Jake and the rest of the fresh meat how to navigate the party scene and make the most of their days before the new school year.
During my interview with Linklater he broke down what inspired him to make the movie, how the script changed leading up to production, the idea he might explore if he were to make a third chapter of the series, and more. You can catch all of that in the video interview below. In case you missed it, click here for my review of the film and keep an eye out for a round of “Would You Rather” with the cast including Zoey Deutch, Ryan Guzman and Tyler Hoechlin. Everybody Wants Some!! hits select theaters on March 30th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Everybody Wants Some!!:
A “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused set in the world of 1980 college life, Everybody Wants Some is a comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever.