‘This Is the End 2′ May, Somehow, Be a Thing That Happens
Although we think ‘This is the End‘ is currently the highlight of the summer, the mere thought of a ‘This Is the End 2′ has us scratching our heads. After all, the film literally opens with the world ending and descending into a nightmarish apocalypse (before having a very, very definitive ending). But don’t tell that to Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote and co-directed the film alongside Seth Rogen. It appears that they have an idea or two of where they could take things for the sequel. [Spoilers ahead...]
Speaking with Screen Daily, Goldberg was very upfront about the chances of a ‘This Is the End 2.’ In his mind’s eye, it could happen, but he was honest that it’s far from a sure thing. After all, it seems that his chief collaborator isn’t entirely on board:
If you ask me, I’d say there’s a good chance of sequel. If you ask Seth, he’d say no. So, we’ll see.
Not to mention how hard it would be to get the film’s incredible ensemble back for another round of self-mocking antics:
We lucked out that they were all available. I honestly don’t know if we could get the guys together.
But what if they managed to pull it off? After all, ‘This is the End’ is already a pretty sizable hit. It’s not like it’s completely out of the cards. Goldberg spitballed a few ideas and concepts about where to go next, both of which sounds completely, awesomely ridiculous. The first of them would see them go even more meta than before:
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.
The other option would be to maintain a similar spirit, but go after the beginning of the world instead of the end:
We have a lot of ideas: a heaven and hell, for example, and a garden of Eden version where Danny [McBride] is Adam.
No matter what they end up doing, we’re just happy that something as insane and wonderful as ‘This is the End’ actually exists. If they manage to get the gang back together for another go-round…well, we certainly wouldn’t complain.