Seth Rogen will '100 percent' never do a Superbad sequel because 'it's too perfect'
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Seth Rogen said he’d never do a Superbad sequel because the movie cannot be improved upon. I mean, he’s not wrong, is he?
The 2007 cult comedy, written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, centred on awkward teens Seth (played by Jonah Hill) and Evan (payed by Michael Cera) who were desperate to party and even more desperate to finally lose their virginity.
Alongside Hill and Cera, Rogen also made an appearance playing the ‘long d**k of the law’ Officer Michaels and Officer Slater (played by Bill Hader).
More than fifteen years on from its release, Superbad is pretty much as popular as ever and fans have been clamoring for a spin-off or a sequel for years.
However, speaking to LADbible in 2020, Rogen poured cold water on the idea - simply because the first one was so perfect a redo isn’t required.
Rogen said: "I think of all the movies we've ever made, Superbad is the one I'd 100 percent probably never touch.
"Honestly, I don't think it requires improvement or anything to be built upon it. I'm unbelievably proud of it, it really holds up - people still watch it, high school kids come up to me telling me that they watched it for the first time and how they loved it. It's worked its way into being viewed as one of the better high school movies that's out there.
"I'm so terrified of subtracting from it in any way with a bad sequel or spin-off that I'd never do it. I have so few actual good accomplishments that I'm horrified to f**k with the ones I have.” A wise man.
However, Superbad producer Judd Apatow has admitted he is keen on the idea of a second movie, but has struggled to get others onside.
During an interview on the Inside of You With Michael Rosenbaum podcast in May this year, he said: “Everyone was like, ‘Nah, we don’t want to screw up Superbad by accidentally making a crappy second one’.
“And I would always say the same thing, ‘Well, that’s like saying don’t make the second episode of the The Sopranos. Like, so why do you think we would screw up the second one?’
“I always wanted them to do a sequel to Superbad," Apatow said earlier in the interview. “I know that Jonah said, ‘Oh, it’ll be funny to do it when we’re 70 or 80,’ but I really wanted them to do a ‘Superbad’ in college where Jonah flunks out of college and just shows up and visits Michael Cera at college.”
Well, I’d watch it.