At long last, Super Troopers 2 finally has a release date - and it probably won't take fans more than a few guesses to pin it down when Fox Searchlight Pictures will be releasing the comedy sequel in theaters.
The original cult comedy Super Troopers made its way to theaters back in 2002. While it was not a critical success, fans appreciated the movie's raunchy humor and its silly story. Not long after its release, people began inexplicably working the word "meow" into everyday conversation and maintaining that the "snozzberries" do, in fact, taste like "snozzberries." For whatever reason, Super Troopers has permeated pop culture, and after all these years, the film still maintains a devoted following - which is evident, given Super Trooper 2's massive crowdfunding push.
In 2015, Super Trooper 2 creators turned to international crowdfunding website Indiegogo in order to raise its goal of $2 million - a goal the project reached within its first day. After a month, the campaign had more than doubled that figure. Fans were soon rewarded as set photos surfaced later that year and the news that filming had wrapped up back in October of 2016. Now the sequel has an official release date of April 20, 2018, aka. 4/20, as the poster below illustrates:
With the news that filming had wrapped up in the fall of last year, fans have been eagerly anticipating this movie's inevitable release. And now, we finally have a confirmed release date and a synopsis. According to Fox Searchlight Pictures, Super Troopers 2 will see the return of Mac (Steve Lemme), Thorny (Jay Chandrasekhar), Foster (Paul Soter), Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske), and Farva (Kevin Heffernan) as the team is called upon to set up a new Highway Patrol unit directly in the middle of a dispute between the United States and Canada. Marisa Coughlan, Brian Cox, and Lynda Carter will also be returning for the sequel, alongside Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tyler Labine, Hayes MacArthur, Will Sasso, and Rob Lowe.
It is no secret that comedy sequels have not fared too well in the past - especially comedy sequels this far removed from the original movie - but Super Troopers 2 hopes to buck that trend. After 16 years, it remains to be seen if the Super Troopers franchise can stand the test of time, but if fan support is any indication, these jokes still resonate with its respective following. Zoolander 2 has served as one of the more recent cautionary tales, but it is certainly not the only offender. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 are just a couple examples of comedy follow-ups gone terribly wrong.
Source: Fox Searchlight Pictures
- Super Troopers 2 (2018) release date: Apr 20, 2018