Seth Rogen Says ‘Neighbors 2′ Discussions Are Happening

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Neighbors 2014 Movie Starring Seth Rogen Zac Efron and Rose Byrne Seth Rogen Says Neighbors 2 Discussions Are Happening

Neighbors, the raunchy comedy that features Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne playing a married couple who go to “war” with the fraternity next door (led by an especially sculpted Zac Efron), is one of the rare non-effects heavy box office success stories of the 2014 Summer Movie Season thus far, having already taken in over $220 million worldwide on a $18 million budget. So, no shock, a sequel is already being discussed - the question, as always, is whether or not that’s also a great idea, from a creative perspective.

For clarification, Neighbors 2 is nowhere near to being officially green-lit right now. Rogen and his writing/producing Evan Goldberg (who produced, but did not pen Neighbors) have – as reported by Deadline – admitted to “taking a lot of meetings” to discuss the topic of a prospective Neighbors sequel – nothing more or less.

If the project does happen, it for sure won’t be Rogen’s next film. He is currently busy lending his voice to the R-Rated animated comedy Sausage Party (which he and Goldberg co-wrote), in addition to preparing to reunite with his 50/50 director Jonathan Levine and costar Joseph Gordon-Levitt, on a new Christmas-based project set to release in 2015. Not to mention, if things work out, then Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller will soon be working alongside Rogen and Kevin Hart on the period buddy cop flick, Jazz Cops.

May 11 Box Office Neighbors Seth Rogen Says Neighbors 2 Discussions Are Happening

Thing is, while Neighbors is a financial success story and has been generally favorably received by critics (read our review), Stoller and his writers didn’t exactly leave any plot threads dangling or character arcs unfinished. However effective (or not effective) one may’ve felt the film was at examining the mentality of adults who’re neurotic about leaving their youth behind - juxtaposing that story with the tale of college-age students facing their uncertain future – by the end, the job was all done.

Neighbors certainly has its fair share of memorable funny moments – as discussed on the Neighbors installment of the Screen Rant Underground Podcast, the “milking” scene is bound to remain infamous for years to come. However, just like the film’s story seems fine as is, there doesn’t seem a whole lot more in the way of jokes to be drawn from this particular concept. More often than not, it just tends to be best to let comedies like this stand alone (something like 22 Jump Street being the exception that proves the rule).

Anway, we’ve tossed in our two cents – how about you? Neighbors 2, yay or nay?


 Neighbors is now playing in theaters.

Source: Deadline

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  1. It would be cool if the sequel had a sorority move in nextdoor.

    • And then they ask Zac efron to help get rid of them

      • And then he suddenly joins their side. Lol

      • This exactly what I tought

    • I was thinking a rival fraternity could move in, and then there would be war!

  2. Please…God NO!

  3. So a not funny at all comedy gets a sequel but still no Dredd?

    No thanks.

    • I liked the latest Dredd movie. Thought it was lean and mean. No sequel in the works yet?

    • That’s because Dredd didn’t even make back its budget. Neighbors was WAY more profitable and in Hollywood, that’s what goes.

      Seriously, Dredd was a financial flop. They have no indications that people will actually want to watch the sequel.

    • probably hating on a movie that you didn’t even see. typical dazz,

  4. I would have preferred but as long as the sequel is fresh it can be enjoyed.

  5. I loved bad neighbours (as it’s known here in the U.K) but I don’t want to see a sequel. I think with comedies of this nature the franchise is built around the stars and the writer director. ie. I think Rogen, Rose Byrne and Efron have strong enough chemistry to make another movie in a different setting.

  6. I still want them to do the This Is The End sequel where the apocalypse happens at the This Is The End premiere. That sounded hilarious.

  7. No thanks on the sequel. This was a standalone film, no need for another.

  8. Seriously?! A sequel for what?

  9. I really enjoyed Neighbors, but I really don’t think a sequel is necessary. Seth Rogen can make basically an comedy he wants and it will make money, so I would rather see a new idea brought to the big screen.

  10. Neighbors can move on outta the neighborhood. After what Rogan and company did to insult the intelligence of Green Hornet fans, I would not even allow someone to pay me to watch one of his stupid movies!

    (Now someone should reboot faithfully the TV series of the GH from the 60s…now that was pretty good, and van William, Bruce Lee, and co. played their parts to a “T”!).

  11. Have them fight drug pushers, criminals, kingpins, and pimps that start to move in

  12. But, why? The first one was just barely funny, I saw a pirated online stream of the movie and still felt ripped off. How are these movies making any money? Who pays to go watch this stuff? (Besides the people who don’t know how to use the internet)

  13. Well Seth Rogen is the same dude in every one of his movies. So just make something else with the same cast and writers.