The title of this article from Filmdrunk is enough to get any fans of the original Super Troopers, count me in, very excited. However, like many things on the interwebs it is a bit misleading. “Super Troopers 2 is happening!” is actually a quote from Broken Lizard’s Kevin Heffernan when he was asked what the next Lizard project would be. Jay Chandrasekhar’s comments later on in the same live discussion is a bit more lukewarm: “Super Troopers 2 will likely happen. Not ’78, We changed out minds.”
This is the first that I’ve heard of a Super Troopers sequel so I am guessing the ’78 reference is in regards to an idea they had thrown around about doing the second movie set in 1978 which apparently has been scrapped. When further pressed about ST2 and it’s state of development Chandrasekhar is again pretty neutral answering “Thanks for the enthusiasm, pal”. These don’t seem like the types of comments that would lead you to believe a ST2 movie will be coming out anytime soon, but it’s good to see that the Lizard team has been developing the idea and hopefully it won’t be TOO long before they return to their most successful franchise.
Further searching revealed that their problems actually may lie in development hell with Fox Searchlight as they mention in this interview with Coming Soon. They also mention in said interview that they are developing a Beerfest psuedo-sequel that would be pot-themed:
“We’ll also probably make ‘Potfest,’ which was a joke, but then Willie (Nelson) said he would do it, and Snoop Dogg and Cheech (Marin), they both said they would do it and we’re like, ‘We can probably do this.'”
Any way you cut it there will definitely be something funny coming out of the Broken Lizard camp sometime in the not too distant future but whether it’s a Super Troopers sequel or Potfest or some other project is yet to be determined. That’s all the updates you get for meow you chickenf***ers!