In an interview with W 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.
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.”