If you need a bit of a pick me up today, then hopefully this news will do just that. It looks like Mel Brooks might be entertaining a Spaceballs sequel again. Those of you old enough to remember the first Spaceballs will know that the Star Wars spoof is one of the funniest parody films ever made. In a world where lesser spoof movies like Naked Gun and Hot Shots! all received sequels, it is almost disappointing that Spaceballs was a film we never got more of. I say almost because the film is a hilarious enough all on its own and to this day, watching it again remains rewarding.
The lack of a sequel is made all the more surprising considering that the Star Wars has continued and there are now twice as many films to be made fun of. It’s almost like the series is crying out for a spoof movie (some may argue that episode 1: A Phantom Menace was an actual spoof) and the good news is we may finally be getting it.
For those of you like Sandy who don’t know what I’m talking about, Spaceballs was a 1987 film written and directed by Mel Brooks starring Bill Pullman as Captain Lone Starr (Han Solo), the late John Candy as Barfolomew (Chewbacca), Daphne Zuniga as Princess Vespa (Princess Leia), Joan Rivers as Dot Matrix (C-3PO), and Rick Moranis as Lord Dark Helmet (Darth Vader), as well as Brooks as Yogurt (Yoda). The film is responsible for a host of memorable scenes, many of which can be viewed below:
So, now that you’ve stopped laughing and cleaned all the coffee off the monitor, let’s continue with the article. Mel Brook released the amazing news during a recent Q&A (via NJPAC) of one of his other classic spoof films, Young Frankenstein where the topic of Spaceballs was brought up:
Well, you know, I’m doing it. MGM is slightly interested in doing it because of the new Star Wars…They think maybe, so we’re talking.
— njpac (@NJPAC) May 21, 2017
Considering they do go ahead with the film, it will likely need to focus on an entirely new generation of Star Wars characters to spoof, considering some of the original cast have sadly passed away. In the film itself, it made reference to its own sequel calling it Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money which would still be a great title for the film and they could probably tie in parodies of other Disney properties like the MCU to parody Disney’s continued use of sequels to bring in cash. In fact, this spoof movie needs to happen. Where do we sign up to petition this?
Last Updated: May 23, 2017