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Mel Brooks says he would like to make Spaceballs 2 in 2016 with Rick Moranis

02.06.2015

Folks, after 20 years without making a feature film, Mel Brooks is ready to make another. Whether it actually happens is up to a myriad of producers and studio executives, but the 88 year old legend has made it known that he wants to make a sequel to SPACEBALLS.

In a recent appearance on Adam Carolla's Take a Knee podcast, Brooks was asked what his next project might be. Here was his response.

Maybe I could do another musical, maybe I could do another movie. I was thinking about Spaceballs the other day. In Spaceballs, in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says "Do you think we'll ever meet again?" and I say "Well, I don't know…maybe in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money." And I'm thinking now, if I did a movie that came out right after Star Wars comes out — maybe a couple of months later — I'd have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, even if it fell on its ass and didn't get its money back…but that first weekend, the anticipation of seeing Spaceballs 2, would…I still have Daphne Zuniga and I still have Rick Moranis if he'd do it, and I've still got me.

Now, Brooks is a known exaggerator and comedian, so he could have just been spinning ideas around without any real truth behind them, but this is not the first time he has hinted at SPACEBALLS 2. Last year, Brooks told Parade he would only make the sequel if Rick Moranis came out of retirement. Since that self-imposed exile from film has a lot of personal reasons behind it, I doubt that he would come back. With both John Candy and Joan Rivers having died, there is still potential in having Bill Pullman and Daphne Zuniga reprise their roles in a similar capacity to how Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford are included in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.

Even if it is just wishful thinking, the world deserves more Mel Brooks movies. I will keep crossing my fingers and hoping this time it actually happens.

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8:58AM on 02/09/2015
Is it too late for him to parody the prequels as well? - I guess they kind of mock themselves though.
Is it too late for him to parody the prequels as well? - I guess they kind of mock themselves though.
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2:53AM on 02/08/2015

HAIL PRESIDENT BROOKS

Do it. For a shitload of money - or just for fun. But do it, do it, do it!
Do it. For a shitload of money - or just for fun. But do it, do it, do it!
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8:18PM on 02/07/2015
great.i would like to see him do a spoof of Art films,like he said
great.i would like to see him do a spoof of Art films,like he said
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12:24PM on 02/07/2015

The Sequel And Its Title Were Announced Decades Ago...

...Spaceballs 3: The Search For Spaceballs 2...Still waiting. Mel Brooks is the man.
...Spaceballs 3: The Search For Spaceballs 2...Still waiting. Mel Brooks is the man.
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11:10AM on 02/07/2015

Unpopular Opinion - Spaceballs isn't that great.

Don't get me wrong when it came out it had a few chuckles and some send up value. The jokes are awful though, most of them are really obvious and some of them are massively shoe horned in. The whole surrounded by assholes thing. Amusing yes but this is hardly the stuff of a classic comedy.
A sequel, in my opinion, would be as made as all the Date Movie style comedies and not do Brook's legacy any good.
I doubt it will happen though.
Don't get me wrong when it came out it had a few chuckles and some send up value. The jokes are awful though, most of them are really obvious and some of them are massively shoe horned in. The whole surrounded by assholes thing. Amusing yes but this is hardly the stuff of a classic comedy.
A sequel, in my opinion, would be as made as all the Date Movie style comedies and not do Brook's legacy any good.
I doubt it will happen though.
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10:12AM on 02/07/2015
If this were to happen, I'd be surprisingly okay with it. So much has happened with Star Wars, and really sci-fi in general, since the time of Space Balls. But Brooks often leaves nods in his movies to sequels that never come. I used to take that as its own kind of jab at the movie business ("And I hope to see you in Robin Hood 2"). I'd argue there's good reason to dust this off, but only if Moranis came back. Still, the fact that Mel Brooks is even contemplating this at his age, that the
If this were to happen, I'd be surprisingly okay with it. So much has happened with Star Wars, and really sci-fi in general, since the time of Space Balls. But Brooks often leaves nods in his movies to sequels that never come. I used to take that as its own kind of jab at the movie business ("And I hope to see you in Robin Hood 2"). I'd argue there's good reason to dust this off, but only if Moranis came back. Still, the fact that Mel Brooks is even contemplating this at his age, that the wheels are still turning in his head for how to milk a funny idea, whether it's a movie, or Broadway, or what, is inspiring to me, and reminds me why he's considered a true living legend.
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10:02AM on 02/07/2015
When will then be now?
When will then be now?
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4:33AM on 02/07/2015
This has got to be the best news I've heard since star wars VII was announced with the original cast coming back! Too bad John Candy isn't with us anymore, but Bill Pullman could come back. If they got Rick to come back that would be so amazing!!
This has got to be the best news I've heard since star wars VII was announced with the original cast coming back! Too bad John Candy isn't with us anymore, but Bill Pullman could come back. If they got Rick to come back that would be so amazing!!
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2:28AM on 02/07/2015
I wouldn't put too much faith in this happening. Brooks was just spitballing ideas, it's clear that this is not in any serious planning stages. I would watch if it were to be made but I feel it's like Ghostbusters in that they should just leave it alone.
I wouldn't put too much faith in this happening. Brooks was just spitballing ideas, it's clear that this is not in any serious planning stages. I would watch if it were to be made but I feel it's like Ghostbusters in that they should just leave it alone.
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2:17AM on 02/07/2015
I would love a history of the world part 2 also ☺️
I would love a history of the world part 2 also ☺️
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10:41PM on 02/06/2015

We ain't found shit!

One of my favorite lines ever. I love Spaceballs. I'd like to see another.
One of my favorite lines ever. I love Spaceballs. I'd like to see another.
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6:06AM on 02/07/2015
Comb the area!
Comb the area!
10:04PM on 02/06/2015
The Search for more Money, bring it
The Search for more Money, bring it
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9:26PM on 02/06/2015

The Teaser.....

Just imagine the damn teaser fading in and the same voice over from the Force Awakens trailer starts in about an awakening, and Dark Helmet jumps up scared and sweaty and confused in the middle of the desert. My god. I want this to happen so bad.
Just imagine the damn teaser fading in and the same voice over from the Force Awakens trailer starts in about an awakening, and Dark Helmet jumps up scared and sweaty and confused in the middle of the desert. My god. I want this to happen so bad.
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9:12PM on 02/06/2015
Be cool if Mel did a short film with Spaceballs characters that was a shot-for-shot remake of the Force Awakens trailer.
Be cool if Mel did a short film with Spaceballs characters that was a shot-for-shot remake of the Force Awakens trailer.
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7:28PM on 02/06/2015

Help?

Maybe I'm missing something, but article assumes we know Moranis' personal problems for retiring. Can someone fill me in please?
Maybe I'm missing something, but article assumes we know Moranis' personal problems for retiring. Can someone fill me in please?
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7:43PM on 02/06/2015
Wife passed away from cancer I believe back in 2002, decided to retire and become a full time dad.
Wife passed away from cancer I believe back in 2002, decided to retire and become a full time dad.
7:44PM on 02/06/2015
in 1991, his wife died of cancer and he started moving away from hollywood to better take care of his kids. He has not acted in a movie since 1994, with the exception of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" in 1997 (which was DVD release only) and voice acting in "Brother Bear" in 2003

however, his kids are all grown up now. All that is really keeping him away is his enjoyment of retirement. He has expressed disinterest in coming back to Hollywood. He always considered himself an independent
in 1991, his wife died of cancer and he started moving away from hollywood to better take care of his kids. He has not acted in a movie since 1994, with the exception of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" in 1997 (which was DVD release only) and voice acting in "Brother Bear" in 2003

however, his kids are all grown up now. All that is really keeping him away is his enjoyment of retirement. He has expressed disinterest in coming back to Hollywood. He always considered himself an independent comedian, able to write is own parts in the movies he did. Brooks and Reitman let him create the characters for Spaceballs and Ghostbusters to how he saw fit. He was actually fired from "Breakfast Club" because they wouldnt let him do that. He doesnt like the studio poking their nose into how a movie is made. And i have a feeling Spaceballs 2 will be a studio meddling film. You can't blame the guy for wanting to stay out of the spotlight, he's given us plenty of memories to last.
6:51PM on 02/07/2015
Thanks to you both for the insight.
Thanks to you both for the insight.
7:08PM on 02/06/2015

I few problems with this scenario . . .

What were Mel Brooks' last films?

- LIFE STINKS (an unfortunately accurate title)
- ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS
- DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT

Add the horrible SPACEBALLS animated series, and this news doesn't give me much hope.
What were Mel Brooks' last films?

- LIFE STINKS (an unfortunately accurate title)
- ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS
- DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT

Add the horrible SPACEBALLS animated series, and this news doesn't give me much hope.
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7:47PM on 02/06/2015
in all fairness, Robing Hood has really stood the test of time and is now considered a classic. It actually ranks higher than Spaceballs for me on Brook's filmography
in all fairness, Robing Hood has really stood the test of time and is now considered a classic. It actually ranks higher than Spaceballs for me on Brook's filmography
8:25PM on 02/06/2015
Robin Hood: Men in Tights is still pretty good upon repeated viewings.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights is still pretty good upon repeated viewings.
6:52PM on 02/06/2015
I'd love to see Spaceballs 2. Let's hope everybody is on board but who would fill in John Candy's role?
I'd love to see Spaceballs 2. Let's hope everybody is on board but who would fill in John Candy's role?
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7:03PM on 02/06/2015
Groot!
Groot!
8:23PM on 02/06/2015
Haha, niceee.
Haha, niceee.
6:26PM on 02/06/2015

I miss Rick Moranis

He's not the greatest of actors but he's certainly one of most memorable actors. I really do understand why he stopped acting, but I hope he knows he has lots of fans that want to see him again.
He's not the greatest of actors but he's certainly one of most memorable actors. I really do understand why he stopped acting, but I hope he knows he has lots of fans that want to see him again.
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5:59PM on 02/06/2015
Rick Moranis has to come back for this to work. The first movie parodies the original trilogy, so it would stand that Spaceballs 2 (negative one, if you will), would be a prequel following the rise of Dark Helmet. Thats what i wanna see. Then again we are still waiting on History of the World part 2. And i would love to see a Broadway musical version of Men in Tights.

i'll see the movie regardless, Mel Brooks has had his flops as many as his hits, So i have a feeling if this movie does come
Rick Moranis has to come back for this to work. The first movie parodies the original trilogy, so it would stand that Spaceballs 2 (negative one, if you will), would be a prequel following the rise of Dark Helmet. Thats what i wanna see. Then again we are still waiting on History of the World part 2. And i would love to see a Broadway musical version of Men in Tights.

i'll see the movie regardless, Mel Brooks has had his flops as many as his hits, So i have a feeling if this movie does come to be made, it'll look more like "Haunted House" and less like "Spaceballs" if you know what i mean. Again, i will see it anyway, but my expectations are pretty low. I dont wanna be burned by one of my favorite directors.
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