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Is Spaceballs 2 finally happening? Fans are asking that question in earnest today, as posters for the sequel mysterious appeared in New York. Last year, original director Mel Brooks teased that he was actually moving forward on a Spaceballs sequel to capture some of the hype surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And he even had a title, Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.
These Spaceballs 2 posters, which utilize the title suggested by Mel Brooks, appeared in a New York City subway. This is an isolated appearance. And no one has come forward yet to claim the work as their own. So, what does it mean? Is this a prank by some enterprising artist? Did the sequel really fly that far under the radar? Is this how the comedy is being announced. Or is MGM gauging fan interest in a way similar to what Deadpool did with its leaked footage?
As you can see, the Spaceballs 2 poster spoofs Darth Vader's melted helmet, as seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And the sequel is ripe for parody. But it might be hard to get the original cast back together. John Candy, Dick Van Patten and Joan Rivers have all since passed away, and Rick Moranis, while not retired as many think, is being rather choosey about his comeback vehicle, already refusing to appear in the Ghostbusters reboot. Mel Brooks could return as Yogurt, but Yoda isn't in Star Wars: The Force Awakens at all, so where is the spoof there? Bill Pullman and Daphne Zuniga could certainly return. But will Spaceballs 2 have the 'balls' to kill off Lone Starr? We'll have to wait and see how this all pans out. What do you think? Do you want to see Spaceballs 2? Or is this one parody sequel that should never happen?
originally posted by: Nyiah
There's got to be someone out there who's a good enough method actor to emulate at least John Candy. I refuse to believe Brooks & his comedy magic can't make this work somehow
Not sure how an immature, P.C. audience will be able to handle Brooks' humor, though. Things were a lot freer during his heyday.