-This article may contain some minor spoilers-
This is the End has made back double its $31 million budget since being released only two weeks ago. With that kind of success, talk of a sequel is bound to come up. In an interview with Screen Daily, co-writer Evan Goldberg talks about the idea they’ve come up with for a possible part two:
If you ask me, I’d say there’s a good chance of sequel. If you ask Seth [Rogen], he’d say no. So, we’ll see. The guys are up for it but we lucked out that they were all available. I honestly don’t know if we could get the guys together.
We actually talked about doing a sequel where it starts at the premiere of This is the End. Seth’s a cokehead in this version, Michael Cera is a calm dude with a boyfriend, Rihanna and The Backstreet Boys are back. We have a lot of ideas: a heaven and hell, for example, and a garden of Eden version where Danny [McBride] is Adam.
Of course, this is all speculation at this point and a sequel may never actually come to fruition. There were also talks of making follow-ups to Seth Rogen’s other films upon their release, including Superbad and Pineapple Express, but those have yet to be made.
In addition to a potential This is the End 2, Goldberg also talks about his other upcoming collaborations with Rogen:
A comedy called The Interview, in which James Franco and Seth play a talk show host and his producer, respectively, who unwittingly get caught up in an assassination plot against Korean dictator Kim Jung-un. Sony is backing again, with the shoot due for October.
Seth and I also recently produced Townies, starring Dave Franco, Seth, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron. In development there’s Jamaica, written by Will Reiser, about a young boy who travels to Jamaica with his grandmother who has Alzheimers, and I think I’ll produce a sequel to Goon.
In This is the End, Seth Rogen and his real-life pals, including James Franco and Jonah Hill all play themselves. The idea for This is the End 2 somewhat invalidates everything that happened in the first movie, as using the synopsis where it reveals that the first movie was in fact a movie, it kind of defeats the purpose. However, if This is the End 2 is now real life for real, the actors can once again play exaggerated versions of themselves. That is until This is the End 3 where they reveal that This is the End 2 was only a movie? It’s all very meta and complicated.