Facts Of Spaceballs 2 And Release Date

Facts Of Spaceballs 2 And Release Date

Spaceballs 2: Spaceballs is a 1987 American satirical comic science fiction film co-written, produced and directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis, the film also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, George Wyner and the voice of Joan Rivers. In addition to Brooks in a supporting role, the film also features Brooks regulars Dom DeLuise and Rudy De Luca in cameo appearances.

Sneak Peek actor Rick Moranis reprising his “Spaceballs” movie role as ‘Dark Helmet’ from a recent TV episode of “The Goldbergs”, as writer Mel Brooks continues his discussions with MGM to launch “Spaceballs II”.

Facts Of Spaceballs 2 And Release Date
Facts Of Spaceballs 2 And Release Date

Will the Schwartz awaken once again for Spaceballs 2? The original Spaceballs was writer/director Mel Brooks’ parody of Star Wars and starred Bill Pullman, John Candy, and Rick Moranis as the villainous Dark Helmet. While the film was only a moderate success upon release, it soon became a cult hit on VHS and DVD thanks to its pitch-perfect sendup of the original Star Wars trilogy. Even George Lucas thought it was hilarious.

Spaceballs itself teases a sequel dubbed Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money, but while fans have hoped for a sequel for over 3 decades now it has yet to arrive. That hasn’t stopped talk of a Spaceballs 2 occasionally cropping up, however, with Brooks and Moranis discussing the possibility over the years.

Spaceballs 2 The Search For More Money

In February 2015, Mel Brooks stated that he is definitely open to making a second movie. With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens later that year, Brooks figured it would be the perfect time to release a second installment to his beloved franchise; though he had some obstacles, such as getting the then retired Rick Moranis to reprise his role as the evil Dark Helmet (Brooks refused to make the movie without him) and having to sign a deal with Disney to spoof Star Wars yet again, as when he made the first film, he sought approval from George Lucas.

Spaceballs 2 Facts

It Wasn’t The First Star Wars Parody Film

Amateur filmmaker Ernie Fosselius was so enamored with Star Wars in 1977 that he cobbled together a 12-minute short, Hardware Wars, which he shot for just $8000 in an abandoned laundromat. The film embraced its piddling budget by featuring toasters, flashlights, and bits of tin foil to substitute for space debris.

Mel Brooks Wanted To Call It Planet Moron

In the commissary at the 20th Century Fox lot in 1984, Brooks was sitting down to eat when a studio executive abruptly asked what his next project was going to be. “Planet Moron!” Brooks yelled back, possibly referring to his unsolicited interrogator.

George Lucas Gave His (Conditional) Blessing

Satire is generally exempt from litigation, but Brooks was an admirer of Lucas’s work and wanted to get his permission before starting on the movie.

Spaceballs 2 Trailer

We don’t think it’ll be titled Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money, but there’s a not-so-ludicrous chance that Mel Brooks’ epic Star Wars parody will be getting a sequel over 30 years after the original film brought the power of the Schwartz into theaters. While hosting a screening of another of his classic parodies, Young Frankenstein, Brooks was asked by an audience member about the possibility of a Spaceballs sequel.

Here’s what he had to say: “MGM is slightly interested in doing it because of Star Wars Rogue One and The Force Awakens and the new Star Wars explosion,” he responded to cheers from the audience. “So they think maybe, so we’re talking, who knows.”

Spaceballs 2 Trailer 
Spaceballs 2 Trailer

Spaceballs 2 Release Date

Because of the announcement of a new Star Wars triology by Disney, Mel Brooks is looking into making a sequel for Spaceballs. He’s also trying to persuade Rick Moranis to come out of retirement to come back and play the role of Darth Helmet. We don’t think it’s likely that Rick Moranis will come out of retirement though, the man’s 88 years old! Perhaps Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money will still make it to our local cinema sometime in the future though!

But this isn’t the only time since the resurgence of the Star Wars franchise has stirred Spaceballs parody fans to bring forth and keep asking questions about a sequel. Some time ago, posters which appeared at a subway station showed a battered helmet, not much unlike that of Darth Vader’s in The Force Awakens, which his grandson had kept with him and had been obsessing over. Jedi News tweeted it, but originally was sourced from the jn_archive Instagram account.

Is There A Spaceballs 2 Movie?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens revived the franchise on the big-screen and seemingly revived studio interest in Spaceballs 2 as well. Brooks confirmed in a 2017 interview MGM became ‘slightly’ interested in discussing a sequel following the return of Star Wars.

Who Played Yogurt In Spaceballs?

Yogurt is portrayed by Mel Brooks, writer and director of Spaceballs, who additionally appeared as President Skroob. Yogurt is a parody of Yoda from Star Wars.

What Was The Name Of The Ship In Spaceballs?

Eagle 5 is the 1986 Winnebago Chieftain 33 that Lone Starr and Barf travel in, using it as a flying spaceship (with space engines and wings attached).

How Much Did It Cost To Make Spaceballs?

2.27 crores USD

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