Ever since Judd Apatow announced that he was making a sort of Knocked Up spin-off featuring the married couple played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, folks have been wondering whether there would be a role for Seth Rogen too. Even though the film will primarily focus on Rudd and Mann's characters, we wondered whether Apatow would make some time for us to catch up with Rogen's character (and his new baby) as well. According to Rogen himself, however, that's not happening.
Movies.com spoke to the actor for his upcoming cancer comedy 50/50, and while he admitted to visiting the set of Apatow's latest movie (This Is Forty was the working title at one point), he claims he's not in it. "Yeah I'm not in it, but I went to visit the set and it looked hilarious," Rogen told us, later admitting that adding his character back into the equation may have been a bit jarring for audiences. "It was a good choice, honestly, because I think it would've confused people.," he said. "But I'm really looking forward to seeing it; I thought the script was unbelievably funny."
During our interview Rogen also said that he'll be beginning production on Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse in February, which he calls an "oddly personal" film. He also confirmed that he'll be co-directing with writing partner Evan Goldberg, adding "It's now much more than just Jay and Seth -- there's many other people vs. the apocalypse now. It's gonna be crazy."
We'll post our full interview with Seth Rogen real soon. In the meantime, here's the short trailer for Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse that inspired the upcoming feature. Note: Trailer is NSFW