Judd Apatow Says His Idea For A ‘Superbad’ Sequel Was Shot Down Because The Cast Was Worried It Would Suck

Judd Apatow Says His Idea For A 'Superbad' Sequel Was Shot Down

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  • Judd Apatow was a producer on the 2007 instant-classic comedy film Superbad.
  • During a recent interview, Apatow revealed they thought about making a sequel.
  • Apatow said that the cast rejected the idea because they were worried it would suck.

Believe it or not, it’s now been 15 years since the release of Superbad, which is a frankly offensive amount of time as far as I’m concerned. That’s basically half of my life!

Due to that upcoming anniversary (August 17, to be exact), the film has been in on the mind of pop culture in recent weeks and months, with producer Judd Apatow revealing during a recent interview that there was a time when he wanted to make a sequel.

Apatow said that while the idea of a sequel was kicked around, the cast ultimately decided against it out of fear that the film would suck.

Judd Apatow says the cast of Superbad was against the idea of making a sequel

“Everyone was like ‘Nah we don’t want to screw up Superbad by accidentally making a crappy second one,’ and I would always say the same thing, ‘Well that’s like saying don’t make the second episode of The Sopranos. Like, so why do you think we would screw up the second one?’” [via Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum]

This is the second time we’ve written about a potential Superbad sequel in recent days, as we brought you the story earlier this week of Apatow detailing what his idea was for the follow-up’s story:

“I really wanted them to do a Superbad in college where Jonah flunks out of college and just shows up and visits Michael Cera at college,” Apatow said during the interview.

Ultimately, the decision to not make a sequel was probably a wise one as the original remains a modern classic and 21st-century comedy staple.

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