A Surprise Spaceballs Announcement is Due Today - Could We Finally See a Spaceballs 2?

Friday, 12 June 2015 - 10:17AM
Friday, 12 June 2015 - 10:17AM
A Surprise Spaceballs Announcement is Due Today - Could We Finally See a Spaceballs 2?
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It's been 28 years since Mel Brooks gave us Spaceballs, and during that time fans of the ultimate Star Wars parody movie have remained hungry for a sequel. But with the passing of Spaceballs cast-members John Candy and Joan Rivers, and a general sense that the movie industry has moved on, a Spaceballs sequel has never seemed less likely than it is today. Strange then that yesterday, the official Spaceballs Facebook account announced that a special Spaceballs announcement is scheduled for some point today.

Somewhat disappointingly, all of this fuss was for a special Metal Box Blu Ray release of the original Spaceballs. We won't lie, that's a pretty huge bummer, and we feel like we've been played!

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Posted by Spaceballs on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Could this be the moment we've all been waiting for? Is 'Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money' finally in the works?

Earlier this year, Mel Brooks revealed that he still harbored hopes of bringing the Spaceballs franchise back, especially with a new era of Star Wars getting ready to start in December. Here's what Brooks said back in February:

"If I did a movie that came out right after Star Wars comes out, you know,maybe a couple of months later, Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money, I'd have a big weekend, you know, no matter what, even if it fell on its ass and you know, didn't get that money back But that first weekend, the anticipation of seeing Spaceballs 2, would, you know...I still have Daphne Zuniga and I still have Rick Moranis if he'd do it, and I've still got me."

The fact that the announcement is being hosted on Fox Home Entertainment's Periscope account would appear to suggest that, if this is a sequel announcement, it's likely going to be a VOD/Straight to DVD release. Alternatively, it could be an announcement about a new Blu-Ray special edition of the original, but there are already plenty of DVD and Blu-Ray issues out there on the market, so that would seem unlikely.

Despite being a huge, HUGE Spaceballs fan, I'm not entirely convinced that a sequel is necessary anymore. Who am I kidding, it's not about necessary. I want a second Spaceballs movie and it's time to send the hype train to 'Ludicrous Speed'!
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