Jonah Hill Is Down for a ‘Superbad’ Sequel, But Only Under One Hilarious Condition

Fans of the classic comedy should be thrilled by Hill's suggestion for a possible return to the characters, who remain widely quoted to this day.

Jonah Hill on if he'll do a Superbad 2 movie.

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Jonah Hill on if he'll do a Superbad 2 movie.

Jonah Hill, fresh off an appearance in Adam McKay’s apocalypse-imagining Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up, has shared with the world his idea for a return to the Superbad universe.

In an interview withW Magazine, out Friday, the actor and director was asked about the 2007 comedy that also starred Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, resulting in a reveal of what would need to happen for him to agree to a sequel. In short, the characters need to have aged by quite a few decades.

“I haven’t pitched this to anybody,” Hill said. “What I want to do is when we’re like 80, do a Superbad 2. Like, ‘old-folks-home Superbad.’ Our spouses die, and we’re single again. That’s what I want Superbad 2 to be, and that’s the only way I would ever make it.”

If this enticing idea does indeed come to fruition, would the cast simply be aged-up via a plethora of studio magic, or will fans have to wait roughly 40 more years? That remains to be seen.

The original coming-of-age comedy (also featuring Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, and Bill Hader) proved both a critical and commercial mega-success upon its release in August of 2007. 

Back in October 2020, when the ongoing pandemic was still in its inaugural year, a cast reunion and watch party experience was hosted by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. To attend, fans were asked to provide a donation “of any amount,” with all proceeds going toward defeating (the ultimately defeated) Trump in that year’s presidential election. Hill, Cera, Mintz-Plasse, Stone, and Rogen were featured in the cast reunion by producer Judd Apatow and more.

Meanwhile, Hill has an exciting slate of upcoming projects, including a Jerry Garcia biopic and a therapy-focused documentary with Dr. Phil Stutz. The doc will mark Hill’s second directorial feature, with the Mid90s writer/director previously describing the project as a film that “frames therapy and Phil’s tools for dealing with life in a way that isn’t corny or cheesy.” 

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