We begged, we pleaded, we prayed. The universe listened. MACGRUBER 2 is coming. It may not be soon and it may not be a huge, million-dollar blockbuster but it is happening.
Speaking with EW, MACGRUBER star Will Forte said it’s on in one way or another.
“We are going to make MacGruber 2 for sure. Whether we have to do it with a video camera in our backyards – there will be some form of MacGruber 2.”
Do you guys need to borrow a backyard? Need an extra camera? Need a grip? Help with food services? I know there are legions of fans willing to step up and help get this thing done.
There’s been talk of a MACGRUBER sequel since the first film came and quickly, quickly went but it never seemed like it would happen. That’s not a big surprise, the film was a big flop at the box office. But like so many other misunderstood classics, the comedy found a rabid fanbase through DVD and positive word-of-mouth. There’s always been hope that a follow-up would come to be. If VERONICA MARS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and others rise from the dead, surely MACGRUBER 2 can find a way.
In fact, it seems that Kickstarter has a little something to do with Forte’s certainty of a sequel.
“Jorma [Taccone], the MacGruber director, he had the idea to do a Kickstarter like two years ago. He kept saying ‘We should do a Kickstarter’ and we were like ‘Yeah, maybe at some point.’ He’s always ahead of the curve. That’s the lesson you learn — always listen to Jorma.”
So will MACGRUBER 2 be a Kickstarter project or will it find funding the traditional way? No clue but Forte is certain that it’s happening and that’s all we need to know. Let’s do this!Powered by Sidelines