Andy Samberg Leaves Door Open For Lonely Island Sequels
It’s certainly been a little, dare we say, lonely since the last The Lonely Island movie was released a couple years ago, but Andy Samberg isn’t closing the door on any sequels.
The Lonely Island trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone had their first movie, Hot Rod, come out in 2007, and then followed it up with Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping in 2016.
Samberg was asked about the possibility of sequels or reboots for the movies at San Diego Comic-Con and said the biggest obstacle standing in their way is the box office.
“I feel to make a sequel generally speaking, those movies have to had generated money, and in those two specific instances, that was the opposite,” joked Samberg.
However, he didn’t close the door.
“We could do, like, what Wet Hot American Summer did or something where we flip it into something else with similar characters,” added Samberg.
Wet Hot American Summer originally came out as a movie in 2001, before getting two seasons on Netflix in 2015 and 2017. One of the seasons was a prequel, with the other being a sequel. The original movie failed spectacularly, though, only generating a $300,000 return at the box office with $5 million in production costs.
So does the precedent mean it’s a possibility? Samberg is open.
“Give ’em a call! Let’s see what happens. That’d be fun.”
Catch the full interview with Samberg and his Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star, Melissa Fumero, at the link above!