Sequel, prequels, and remakes are always touchy subjects, but there are certain films with characters that deserve them, like Seth (Jonah Hill), Evan (Michael Cera), and Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) from Superbad. It’s really a wonder the idea hasn’t been revisited since that talk about a potential Superbad and Pineapple Express crossover.
In Michael Cera’s upcoming release, Crystal Fairy, he plays a guy of an unknown age who’s hell-bent on finding a San Pedro cactus, cooking it, drinking the end result, and getting a good high. The character is exponentially more abrasive than Superbad’s softie, Evan, but having seen Cera go from high school geek to someone who appears to be a college graduate in Crystal Fairy makes you think, what might Seth, Evan and Fogell be up to after getting their degrees?
Unfortunately, while talking Crystal Fairy in New York City ahead of the film’s July 12th release, Cera admitted that nobody’s ever seriously thought about making Superbad 2:
“I personally don’t like sequels, but the idea has never been discussed. I think it’s not really necessary for that story. But I don’t think people make sequels because they’re necessary, really. I think there are other reasons.”
Cera does make a valid point, but why not defy that truism and give it a go? Cera did say, “I think there’s a few reasons why not to,” but it still seems as though Superbad is worthier of another go-around than most.
Superbad is about three high school losers trying to make their mark before heading off to college. It’s far more about the characters than the main event, Jules’ (Emma Stone) party, and that means the characters are well developed and entertaining enough to be thrown into an entirely different scenario and still sustain a film. Seth goes to visit Evan and Fogell at college, the trio reunites at their high school reunion, a story about them becoming adults; the possibilities are endless and knowing the range of personalities, any scenario could be appealing.
What do you think? Would you want to see Superbad 2 or are we better off not running the risk of spoiling the original? Let us know in the comments section below and keep an eye out for our full interview with Cera and Crystal Fairy director Sebastián Silva coming soon.
Crystal Fairy opens in theaters on July 12th.
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