When you think of classic comedy movies, there are certain ones that come to mind. “Superbad” is likely at the top of that list. And while fans have been holding out for a follow-up to the 2007 cult favorite, that’s not going to happen. Sadly, Seth Rogen says he’d never do a “Superbad” sequel for one very important reason: He doesn’t want to mar the original.
The actor, who played the “long d**k of the law” Officer Michaels, appreciates the love the movie gets. Still, he’s “100%” never going back there. That’s because Rogen believes the original is “too perfect” and that any follow-up would tar its legacy.
“I think of all the movies we’ve ever made, Superbad is the one I’d 100% probably never touch,” he told Unilad. “Honestly, I don’t think it requires improvement or anything to be built upon it. I’m unbelievably proud of it, it really holds up. People still watch it. High school kids come up to me telling me that they watched it for the first time and how they loved it. It’s worked its way into being viewed as one of the better high school movies that’s out there.”
Seth Rogen knows a thing or two about comedy, and “Superbad” is one of his pride and joys. While he’s done plenty of other movies over the years, this is one that’s especially close to his heart. “I’m so terrified of subtracting from it in any way with a bad sequel or spin-off that I’d never do it. I have so few actual good accomplishments that I’m horrified to f**k with the ones I have,” he explained.
On the upside, “Superbad” is out there for everyone to watch and enjoy time and time again. Sometimes we need to let the classics live on in peace, after all.