McLovin to team with the stoners of Pineapple Express for a crossover sequel?
Pineapple Express James Franco has suggested a possible Superbad/Pineapple Express crossover sequel.
Speaking to reports, the former Freaks and Geeks/Spider-man star said:
“Even before ‘Superbad’ came out, I think the studio was trying to get [Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg] to write a sequel, but they really didn’t want to write a sequel. I guess the kids would go to college or something like that [that was the studio’s idea],” Franco said. “And so, an answer to that was to do a ‘Superbad’/’Pineapple Express’ crossover, an unprecedented crossover movie with two directors, Greg Motolla and David Gordon Green, each directing half of the movie and somehow these characters get together, which doesn’t make sense at all, but could work.”
Rogen himself has stated that he’d be interested in a “Pineapple” sequel. But how would he combine the two universes? According to Franco one possibility is:
“I could sell them [the characters from ‘Superbad’] something, but I think we’d want some action, so you know, somehow the kids get in trouble somehow and we have to get them out of it,” Franco mused. “And Seth plays characters in both movies, so somehow we’d have to kill one of them off.”
Pineapple Express opens in Irish cinemas September 12th.