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Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen already have an idea for the sequel to This is the End

Jun. 26, 2013by:

If you haven't seen THIS IS THE END, you may want to skip this story. I mean, the title to the movie is THIS IS THE END and we are about to talk about a sequel, so there may be some spoilers from the end of the film you don't want to know just yet. Otherwise, please continue.

THIS IS THE END is a big hit having grossed double it's $32 million budget after two weeks in release. The comedy starring Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and all of their buddies has been both critically praised and a hit with fans. It remains one of the best reviewed movies of the year and has a pretty finite ending. I mean, it is the apocalypse after all. But, when you make that much of a profit, the studios demand sequels.

Screen Daily interviewed co-director Evan Goldberg about the potential for a direct sequel and he shared this:

"We actually talked about doing a sequel where it starts at the premiere of This is the End. Seths a cokehead in this version, Michael Cera is a calm dude with a boyfriend, Rihanna and (spoiler cameo ahead) The Backstreet Boys are back."

Goldberg goes on to say that Rogen is not as keen for a sequel, but this idea sounds like it could pretend that THIS IS THE END was a movie the cast made and then make a comedy with a totally different version of their personalities. I love the meta-humor of projects like this and seeing these guys have fun while making a movie beats the hell out of crap like THE WATCH or other comedies that have great casts that just don't gel.

Goldberg and Rogen are next working on the comedy THE INTERVIEW, but hopefully their idea for THIS IS THE END 2 actually comes to fruition.

Source: Screen Daily

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12:23AM on 06/27/2013
I feel like this should be a one-hit wonder. Why decrease the value of this film with a possibly sub-par sequel? If it is not broke, don't fix it. Everyone's dead or in heaven.
I feel like this should be a one-hit wonder. Why decrease the value of this film with a possibly sub-par sequel? If it is not broke, don't fix it. Everyone's dead or in heaven.
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12:01AM on 06/27/2013
For one more time, TAKE YO' PANTIES OFF!!!!!!
For one more time, TAKE YO' PANTIES OFF!!!!!!
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11:25PM on 06/26/2013

I think more Paul Rudd

that's what the sequel needs.
that's what the sequel needs.
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11:23PM on 06/26/2013

Watching Rihanna getting killed off in the sequel would be money well-spent.

Matter of fact, they could just loop that scene for two hours and call it a movie. I would watch with glee. I can't tell you how many people in my theater clapped when her "final" scene came up.
Matter of fact, they could just loop that scene for two hours and call it a movie. I would watch with glee. I can't tell you how many people in my theater clapped when her "final" scene came up.
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9:43PM on 06/26/2013
The name for the sequel: "This is Definitely The End".
The name for the sequel: "This is Definitely The End".
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8:54PM on 06/26/2013

I'd see it!

Maybe they can get Steve Carrell for the sequel!
Maybe they can get Steve Carrell for the sequel!
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7:55PM on 06/26/2013
also lovin the idea of the sequel but maybe they can focus on some of the other actors like Cera, Segal, Rudd, even Kunis
also lovin the idea of the sequel but maybe they can focus on some of the other actors like Cera, Segal, Rudd, even Kunis
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7:52PM on 06/26/2013

thanks for posting the best scene of the movie

please don't watch the clip if you haven't seen the movie yet. it's best you save it for the movie
please don't watch the clip if you haven't seen the movie yet. it's best you save it for the movie
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7:19PM on 06/26/2013
I actually think it could work. You could start with them at the premiere at This is The End, then do a different sort of apocalypse, zombies, aliens, nuclear bombs, etc.
I actually think it could work. You could start with them at the premiere at This is The End, then do a different sort of apocalypse, zombies, aliens, nuclear bombs, etc.
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7:18PM on 06/26/2013
I actually think it could work. You could start with them at the premiere at This is The End, then do a different sort of apocalypse, zombies, aliens, nuclear bombs, etc.
I actually think it could work. You could start with them at the premiere at This is The End, then do a different sort of apocalypse, zombies, aliens, nuclear bombs, etc.
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7:16PM on 06/26/2013
I actually think it could work. You could start with them at the premiere at This is The End, then do a different sort of apocalypse, zombies, aliens, nuclear bombs, etc.
I actually think it could work. You could start with them at the premiere at This is The End, then do a different sort of apocalypse, zombies, aliens, nuclear bombs, etc.
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6:33PM on 06/26/2013
This is the End...Still Smoking... I think it would be more fun to have the guys be either:
1. Such a nuisance in Heaven they get kicked out.
2. Or they got sent to Heaven due to a technicality that expires.
3. Or they run out of room in heaven and get cast out.
4. Or they get cast out due to guilt by association to Danny McBride's character.
5. Or they get sent to Hell to defeat Danny McBride who has taken over Hell and plans an invasion of Heaven. Franco can be the old Hell's liaison
This is the End...Still Smoking... I think it would be more fun to have the guys be either:
1. Such a nuisance in Heaven they get kicked out.
2. Or they got sent to Heaven due to a technicality that expires.
3. Or they run out of room in heaven and get cast out.
4. Or they get cast out due to guilt by association to Danny McBride's character.
5. Or they get sent to Hell to defeat Danny McBride who has taken over Hell and plans an invasion of Heaven. Franco can be the old Hell's liaison officer.

BTW that video is the best scene in the movie....
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6:12PM on 06/26/2013

This Is The Other End?

This Is The Next End? This Is The Really End? This Is The Sort-Of End? This Is The Meta End? This Is The Smokin' End? This Is The Saigon...Shit End? This Is The World Premiere Of This Is The End?

So let me get this straight: The sequel would have the first movie be fictional, and then at the premiere the apocalypse happens for real? And then in the third movie, we find out the second movie was fictional as well, and then the apocalypse happens for real?
This Is The Next End? This Is The Really End? This Is The Sort-Of End? This Is The Meta End? This Is The Smokin' End? This Is The Saigon...Shit End? This Is The World Premiere Of This Is The End?

So let me get this straight: The sequel would have the first movie be fictional, and then at the premiere the apocalypse happens for real? And then in the third movie, we find out the second movie was fictional as well, and then the apocalypse happens for real?
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5:27PM on 06/26/2013
Im on the fence about this. Part of me wants there to be a sequel. I mean, I just couldn't get enough of these guys riffing off each other. I didn't want the movie to end! It had been the first movie in a long time where I just could not stop laughing (baked the first time I saw it, sober the second time). So yeah, one part of me wants a sequel so I can hang out with these guys again for a few hours.
The other part of me wants this idea to flop. No disrespect to all those who were involved in
Im on the fence about this. Part of me wants there to be a sequel. I mean, I just couldn't get enough of these guys riffing off each other. I didn't want the movie to end! It had been the first movie in a long time where I just could not stop laughing (baked the first time I saw it, sober the second time). So yeah, one part of me wants a sequel so I can hang out with these guys again for a few hours.
The other part of me wants this idea to flop. No disrespect to all those who were involved in making it but I believe it should just be left alone to bask in it's glory and not fall victim to studio executives.
It's pissing in the wind these days when it comes to fans voicing their opinions on making/stopping sequels from getting made (DREDD anyone?). So, like I said, I'm on the fence. If it doesn't get made, that's fine by me. If it does get the greenlight, then I hope that it's just as funny as the first if not funnier and not some cash grab.
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4:30PM on 06/26/2013

Sequel sounded ridiculous...

But that isn't a half bad premise, actually. TITE was one of the funniest films I've seen in theater in quite awhile.
But that isn't a half bad premise, actually. TITE was one of the funniest films I've seen in theater in quite awhile.
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4:26PM on 06/26/2013

The sequel isn't a bad idea but the idea for it is

I came out of the theater thinking about a sequel myself. I thought it would be really funny if Seth, Jay and Craig got kicked out of heaven somehow and had to escape hell and get back into heaven.
I came out of the theater thinking about a sequel myself. I thought it would be really funny if Seth, Jay and Craig got kicked out of heaven somehow and had to escape hell and get back into heaven.
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4:24PM on 06/26/2013

Spoilers (kinda)

I actually thought how they left Danny McBride at the end of This is the End would make a good sequel but SinisterMinistr hit the nail on the head of EXACTLY what the best sequel would be.
I actually thought how they left Danny McBride at the end of This is the End would make a good sequel but SinisterMinistr hit the nail on the head of EXACTLY what the best sequel would be.
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4:21PM on 06/26/2013

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That's a crazy good idea. Have Seth, Jay, and Craig journey from Heaven to Hell to save Franco, Hill, and the rest. Call it "This is Hell."
That's a crazy good idea. Have Seth, Jay, and Craig journey from Heaven to Hell to save Franco, Hill, and the rest. Call it "This is Hell."
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4:23PM on 06/26/2013
Nice title work! Lets get this script drafted ASAP before these vultures swoop in... haha
Nice title work! Lets get this script drafted ASAP before these vultures swoop in... haha
4:19PM on 06/26/2013

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This wouldn't be sequel. In fact, I don't know what you would call it...a mockumentary spin-off?
This wouldn't be sequel. In fact, I don't know what you would call it...a mockumentary spin-off?
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4:18PM on 06/26/2013

Better sequel idea (spoilers)

Have Seth, Jay, and Craig go on some sort of holy crusade to save their fallen friends from hell..... Your welcome America
Have Seth, Jay, and Craig go on some sort of holy crusade to save their fallen friends from hell..... Your welcome America
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4:07PM on 06/26/2013
That sounds like a horrible idea. I say let This Is The End be the movie it is and don't saturate it with sequels. When it comes to comedies, not every movie needs a sequel. It just doesn't always work (a la Hangover). And frankly, the film doesn't really open itself up for a sequel anyways, at least not an intelligent one compared to Goldberg's idea above. This isn't something like Anchorman or Dumb and Dumber where it's easy to transplant characters into different scenarios, This Is The
That sounds like a horrible idea. I say let This Is The End be the movie it is and don't saturate it with sequels. When it comes to comedies, not every movie needs a sequel. It just doesn't always work (a la Hangover). And frankly, the film doesn't really open itself up for a sequel anyways, at least not an intelligent one compared to Goldberg's idea above. This isn't something like Anchorman or Dumb and Dumber where it's easy to transplant characters into different scenarios, This Is The End has a very finite story to it that concluded at the end.
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