- Superbad will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2022.
- In the years since, Jonah Hill has gone on to become a two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor.
- Hill recently revealed the one condition he has for making a sequel to the beloved comedy.
It’s mentioned at the top of this article, but I just need to repeat it in an effort to wrap my head around it: Superbad, which was released in 2007, will turn 15 years this year. 15! That is, frankly, horrifying.
Quite a bit has changed since Superbad hit theaters, including the career trajectory of Jonah Hill, who has evolved from a largely comedic actor into a director and Academy Award-nominated actor, having scored Oscar noms for his supporting performances in Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street.
During a recent interview with W Magazine, the topic of Superbad was broached and Hill revealed an idea that he claims he never shared with anyone before: making a sequel to Superbad when its stars are in their 80s.
“I haven’t pitched this to anybody,” Hill said in an interview with W Magazine. “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.”
What Hill is basically saying here is that he has no legitimate plans to make a Superbad sequel, which is unfortunate, as I could easily see a story about these characters approaching 40-years-old being just as entertaining as the original.
Hill, who has spent the last few years laying relatively low, can most recently be seen starring in Adam McKay’s Netflix film Don’t Look Up alongside Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, and more. The 38-year-old is also set to star as late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia in an upcoming biopic from legendary director Martin Scorsese.