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Sequel to Disney's superhero teen movie Sky High possibly on the way!

10.17.2016

Holy shit! Buried in an interview with THE TROLLS directors Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell (which also revealed the writer of SHREK 5), there is a quick mention of a possible SKY HIGH sequel. Here's the interview (relevant info at :42):

I for one am super pumped about this possibility. While this is obviously not a confirmation, the fact that there's even talk of a sequel is exciting. I f*cking LOVE SKY HIGH. It can be difficult at first to get past the Disney-channel level production values and special-effects, but once you do it's a really enjoyable ride. It's not only a fun superhero story that was obviously made by fans of comics (with some great lines, like "Some get powers by being bitten by radioactive insects...or they die"), but also a sweet coming-of-age story. The characters have multiple dimensions (and like BREAKFAST CLUB, and other great teen movies, we eventually look past their cliques and see the true person underneath), and the film merges superheroic action (with some suprisingly cool fights) with teen melodrama better than anything I've seen.

Not to mention the really fun performances from the adults. There's Kurt Russell (as a dopey Superman stand-in), Bruce Campbell (as a mean gym teacher), and KIDS IN THE HALL alumni Dave Foley (who is the "sidekick teacher" Mr. Boy) and Kevin McDonald (who gives a great performance as the strict science teacher who used to be a villainous mad scientist, another nice detail). 

I mean, it is a kid's movie (there's no one drinking alcohol during a party scene, the main villain's plan involves turning people into babies, and there is a poop joke), but it doesn't deter from the film's fun characters or cool setting (it's called Sky High because it's a floating school that moves around so villains can't find it).

Anyway, I urge fans of both teen movies and superheroes to look past the production values and some kid-centric humor to see a great underrated gem. Hopefully then I won't be the only looking forward to this sequel. 

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Extra Tidbit: The boy and girl cast members were purposely kept separated at all times, so that no relationships would flare up and interfere with production.
Source: Hollywood News

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6:43PM on 10/18/2016
I'm surprised how much of you liked this one, as I too, find it an underrated, loveable movie. I think I've seen it three times over the past 10 years, and each time I fell in love with Danielle Panabaker. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is beautiful too, but Danielle is my kind of girl!
I'm surprised how much of you liked this one, as I too, find it an underrated, loveable movie. I think I've seen it three times over the past 10 years, and each time I fell in love with Danielle Panabaker. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is beautiful too, but Danielle is my kind of girl!
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11:15AM on 10/18/2016
Sky High is a pretty silly movie, and it's great because of it. I think it works because it knows it fits into two categories - superheroes and teen movies. And it embraces them both. I think it has one of the best closing comments in a movie:
"So in the end, my girlfriend became my arch-enemy, my arch-enemy became my best friend, and my best friend became my girlfriend. But hey, that's high school."
Sky High is a pretty silly movie, and it's great because of it. I think it works because it knows it fits into two categories - superheroes and teen movies. And it embraces them both. I think it has one of the best closing comments in a movie:
"So in the end, my girlfriend became my arch-enemy, my arch-enemy became my best friend, and my best friend became my girlfriend. But hey, that's high school."
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6:30PM on 10/18/2016
Agree with that closing line!
Agree with that closing line!
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10:18AM on 10/18/2016

Love me some Sky High!

Underrated gem. Love the cast, the coming of age story, and the effects. Kurt Russell as Commander Stronghold really brings the movie up altogether.
Underrated gem. Love the cast, the coming of age story, and the effects. Kurt Russell as Commander Stronghold really brings the movie up altogether.
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6:49AM on 10/18/2016

Cool.

I just watched this about 6 weeks ago for the first time since 2006. Still holds up well!
I just watched this about 6 weeks ago for the first time since 2006. Still holds up well!
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6:31AM on 10/18/2016
Sky High is a favourite of mine, so hopefully they do this right.
Sky High is a favourite of mine, so hopefully they do this right.
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12:54AM on 10/18/2016
Hoopefully that they can get Michael Giacchino back to score this one as well. And yes to bringing back Mary Elizabeth Winstead, but you can leave Danielle Panabaker on "The Flash," thanks.
Hoopefully that they can get Michael Giacchino back to score this one as well. And yes to bringing back Mary Elizabeth Winstead, but you can leave Danielle Panabaker on "The Flash," thanks.
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7:01PM on 10/17/2016
While it was a fun movie that came just before the Marvel superhero movie boom, the movie was only made rewatchable only by how cute Mary Elizabeth Winstead was trying her best not to look silly, and Lynda Carter's wonderful cameo, so either one or both must come back for the sequel.
While it was a fun movie that came just before the Marvel superhero movie boom, the movie was only made rewatchable only by how cute Mary Elizabeth Winstead was trying her best not to look silly, and Lynda Carter's wonderful cameo, so either one or both must come back for the sequel.
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8:50PM on 10/17/2016
I liked the really cheesy jokes, and also Kurt Russell, Bruce Campbell, and Dave Foley were all fantastic and hilarious. Sky High is a movie my whole family enjoys.
I liked the really cheesy jokes, and also Kurt Russell, Bruce Campbell, and Dave Foley were all fantastic and hilarious. Sky High is a movie my whole family enjoys.
6:48PM on 10/17/2016
Just hope they realize that Sky High only worked because of the great cast (and not the teen ones.) Get them back and you've got a shot.
Just hope they realize that Sky High only worked because of the great cast (and not the teen ones.) Get them back and you've got a shot.
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