‘MacGruber’ Sequel in the Works?

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:12 pm,

Macgruber movie sequel MacGruber Sequel in the Works?

Dating back to 1980s with The Blues BrothersSaturday Night Live has proven itself a source of potential big-screen spinoffs. Most notably, Mike Myers and Dana Carvey brought their Wayne’s World shtick to theaters in 1992, grossing more than $120 million domestically. However, of the numerous attempts to transition SNL characters from sketch to screen, only those two aforementioned films proved successful enough to warrant sequels.

So, when Will Forte’s long-running MacGyver parody, MacGruber, unsuccessfully made the leap to film in 2010, there was reason to think we’d seen the last of the character, especially given that Forte left the SNL cast the same year. While the film failed to recoup its $10 million budget during its theatrical run, it appears that MacGruber’s creators have tentative plans to resurrect the dimwitted secret agent.

In an interview with Screen Crush, the film’s director, Jorma Taccone, said that he, Forte and co-writer John Solomon have been discussing ideas for a sequel – for which they would again collaborate on the script. Taccone – who doubles as one-third of comedy musical trio The Lonely Island – declined to reveal specific plot points or even a full title. He would only say that MacGruber and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) would not yet become parents and that the film would be set at Christmas time, a la Die Hard. The question also remains if Wiig would even return, considering that she famously passed on a sequel to Bridesmaids.

Aside from MacGruber, Forte’s only starring role up to this point has been alongside Will Arnett – husband of former SNL cast member and current Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler – in the critically-loathed comedy (and box office flop), The Brothers Solomon. He’ll soon get another chance to prove himself this summer, as Forte has roles in That’s My Boy, Rock of Ages and the newly re-titled, The Watch.

Seeing as Forte isn’t exactly a proven box office draw, the chance of a second MacGruber adventure is probably slim right now. But if the film has enough of a cult following (even our own Kofi Outlaw enjoyed it), all hope is not lost. After all, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery didn’t really catch on until its home video release and went on to spawn two sequels, an in-development stage musical and (possibly) a fourth film.

We’ll keep you posted on the possibility of MacGruber 2 as this story develops.

In the meantime, do you think MacGruber deserves another shot at the big screen?

Source: Screen Crush

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  1. MacGruber was terrible. Watched it once, never again, bleeehh.

    • Agreed.

  2. I for one loved the first film, but I know I am in the minority. I can’t really see them take a second swing at it seeing as how the first one flopped. But here’s to hoping!

    • One of the funniest movies ever. Every aspect, little detail, character nuance, was so spot on d bag MacGruber it was amazing. Everything was a joke, EVERYTHING. Amazing.

      • Well, I’m glad I’m not the only one that thought so.

  3. I loved it. It’s one of my favorite comedies of all time.

  4. MacGruber was so bad it’s funny, a sequel would be worth a watch.

  5. Please, no. I think my brain would explode just from the commercials. MacGruber couldn’t even make back its $10M budget WORLDWIDE! So yeah, if you love it, your in a minority. You’re dang close to being put on the endangered list.

  6. I would see it in theaters. just like the Harold and Kumar movies I think it’s hit cult classic.

  7. I don’t know if I’d see it in theaters but I’ll definitely watch it on Blu-ray.
    And I have to say that even if you don’t laugh at any other parts of the movie the 2 sex scenes in MacGruber are 2 of the funniest I’ve seen. #1 is the scene in Team America. Haha!!

  8. macgruber was brilliant!!! best snl movie hands down. also has the greatest sex scene of all time! lol

  9. I enjoyed McGruber, but I didn’t see it in the theater. Got it through Netflix and I would definitely watch a sequel. IF they do a sequel, they should DEFINITELY get Betty White to reprise her role as his grandma. She was awesome in that role.

  10. I didn’t have much expectations for the first one and ended up really liking it when watching it at home. If a sequel is made I’d go support it in cinemas this time.

  11. MacGruber was f%cking awesome. That is all.

  12. This is the worst movie I have ever seen….honestly. Tera-bad.

  13. They HAVE to make a sequel. This movie was hysterical and gets funnier every time I watch it.

  14. Honestly I think this is one of the funniest movies ever made. I hope there is a sequel!

  15. Scary movie 3 & 4 were gayer than aids……and they made sequals…..Macgruber is super cheesy but funny. Go for grubes…..