Will Forte Promises ‘MacGruber 2′ Will Be Written

Published 3 years ago by , Updated May 12th, 2013 at 7:54 am,

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The SNL sketch-turned movie MacGruber has earned itself a loyal fanbase, but was far from a hit in theaters, earning just over $9 million worldwide (though, on a $10 million budget). Hence the shock that greeted co-writer/director Jorma Taccone’s recent announcement that ideas for MacGruber 2 are being actively developed.

According to Taccone, the intention is to develop a sequel storyline which allows for the return of both Will Forte (who’s also working on the MacGruber 2 script) and Kristen Wiig – as 1980s fish-out-of-water couple MacGruber and Vicki St. Elmo, respectively.

While working the promotional circuit for the Adam Sandler comedy That’s My Boy, Forte seemingly laughed off the idea that a MacGruber sequel would ever be made. However, during a later phone interview with Crave Online, the actor clarified his meaning:

“I wasn’t prepared to answer anything about ['MacGruber 2'] when I was talking to everybody on Saturday. I guess the best way to put it is the probability of us writing a ['MacGruber 2'] script in the next six months is 100%. The probability of somebody giving us money to make that script is somewhat less than 100%. We would do it if someone were to let us do it.”

Forte also elaborated on why he, Taccone, and fellow SNL alum John Solomon are bothering to write a second round of MacGruber madness, when the odds are stacked against them ever getting to turn it into an actual film:

“We will definitely write a ['MacGruber 2'] if only just to have fun. Like people who are into sports will go out and play pickup basketball. Comedy nerds will go write scripts. We actually have some ideas written down already and a couple of scenes but we’ve got to figure out exactly what we’re going to do. We’re definitely going to write it. It’s just a matter of if anybody would ever let us make it.”

Admittedly, such an approach will ensure that the MacGruber writing trio have carte blanche to script whatever deranged comedic gags and action come to their minds for MacGruber 2. Considering what they came up with in the first film (see: MacGruber’s “technique” for distracting enemies – WARNING: That link is NSFW!), the task of topping all that in the sequel is a big one.

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MacGruber may not have been critically-beloved, but even its detractors tend to agree: it’s easily one of the best SNL-based movies released over the past two decades (not a high bar, we know). Moreover, a good chunk of the Screen Rant crew would agree that it’s a frequently hilarious flick that went well-beyond merely poking fun at the MacGyver TV series and expanded its range to target just about anything related to the 1980s – be it mullets, Reagan-era geopolitical views, movies like Top Gun, and everything in between.

That’s all to say: if MacGruber 2 ever gets made – and remember, that’s a BIG if – there will almost certainly be a larger audience for it than the one which turned out for its predecessor. (Again, not a high bar to beat, but still…)

We will continue to keep you posted on all news concerning MacGruber 2 as it comes our way.


Source: Crave Online

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  1. Didn’t see it in theaters but have grown to love MacGruber and can watch it over and over again. A #2 would be awesome … I like holes….

  2. “…the odds are stacked against them ever getting to turn it into an actual film”. My prayers have been answered. Worst movie I’ve watched in twenty years. Utter junk.

    • whats the best?

    • Yeah, because you have no taste.

  3. I seem to recall “McGruber” bombing at the box office. Next you’ll be telling me that “Green Lantern” is getting a sequel…

  4. “Classic MacGruber” talking about a sequel. He says these things because they’re funny and that’s why he says them. ;)

    After the last article I admit to watching MacGruber twice on HBO. I just can’t help myself.

  5. I hope they make a second one. I had low expectations for the first one but I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it quite a bit.

  6. “Will Forte Promises ‘MacGruber 2′ Will Be Written”

    … sounds more like a treat to me.

  7. Why !

    • What Mercy said.

  8. Capital M-a-c-G-r-u-b-e-r!!!! *Chucks microphone* I have 15 fraternity brothers (none of which saw the movie in theaters) all of whom are obsessed. Some hated it the first time, but after understanding the humor on a second round or even third for a specific individual everyone is in awe of the movie. A second would definitely have a larger fan base than the first.

  9. a lot of people just dont understand the humour in this film, and its such a shame. if you do like it, then try these..

    bucky larson: born to be a star
    walk hard: the dewey cox story
    joe dirt

    all along the same lines and similar humour.
    Its a shame that a second one is unlikely to be made, because macgruber is a film i can just pick up, and watch, not need to think about it, and laugh at the random things that happen!

  10. Macgruber was amazing and honestly Will Forte became my favorite comedian bc of macgruber and his small role in The Watch. They should definitely do a sequel and they could EASILY make a lot more money if they put one or two more well known comedians in it. Will Ferrell, Andy Samberg, or really any other great SNL (past or present) comedians would be best.