When The Force Awakens was released in 2015, fans began to the chant the name of Mel Brooks‘ 1987 classic Spaceballs. A parody to the original Star Wars film, Spaceballs became a cult hit that fans wanted to see make a comeback with the release of episode seven. Rumors began to swirl during the early release of The Force Awakens, but all has been quiet since then. That is until last night during a Q&A session after a screening of Young Frankenstein. That’s when Brooks let word out that he and MGM have been talking about getting a sequel done.

Check out the clip where he says that he and MGM are talking about making another Spaceballs movie.

At 90 years old, hopefully things will get done sooner rather than later. But what does “talking” actually entail? Whatever it means, it’s better than nothing. You have to keep in mind, with everything, the timing always has to be just right. Barring all kinds of crazy logistics, one of the biggest question is who are you going to get to direct the film? Some have suggested the duo Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Their credits include Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, and Vampires Suck. However, this kind of film needs a unique comedic touch. One name that comes to mind is Jordan Peele. Especially since his latest film, Get Out, got such a resounding reaction, it would make perfect sense for him to direct a movie like this. Sadly, it looks like his latest project just got a release date of 2019. So it looks like he might be a little busy until then.

As far as the cast is concerned, many of the original members have said they would be on board for a sequel. Of course, for it to be a true parody, the next film would have to have a female lead and follow similar events to The Force Awakens. Who do you think could play Spaceballs’ version of Rey? Ellie Kemper could make for a great parody version of Rey. Casting Kylo Ren is a little bit tougher. Who do you think could play him? The kid who played Thomas from Project X could be good. You know – he was also in Kong: Skull Island.

Source: Slashfilm


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