It's kind of amazing that the world has yet to see a sequel to Super Troopers. Sure, Broken Lizard, the comedy troupe behind it all, never saw quite the same the critical and box office success after its cop comedy hit the scene back in 2002 (though Beerfest came close in the box office department), but that just makes the film's nonexistence all the more anomalous. You'd think that after a few films failed to hit, the troupe would fall back into the safety net that is Super Troopers, but despite rumblings over the years that the members had ideas for it, that never happened. It might soon, though.
Broken Lizard members Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme (Farva and Mac, respectively) recently did an interview with the site Guy Speed [Via Screen Crush] to promote an upcoming comedy special, and they revealed where they're finally at with the sequel:
“There will be a Super Troopers sequel. We put it off for a while and then came back to it. We wrote the script and handed it in to Fox and now we’re just negotiating the time and the place and hopefully shoot it some time this year. I have to start growing my mustache now.”
That's good news if you're hoping to see the Broken Lizard gang put on the state trooper uniforms once again. Assuming Fox does actually move forward with the project, that is.
We're sure a Super Troopers sequel has the potential to be a big hit a decade later (the film's still a riot after many, many, many rewatches), but given the gang's recent track record, it's understandable if all involved want to make sure that everything is in tip-top shape before pulling the trigger. If it isn't, and they do go ahead, a Super Troopers 2 failure may put the final nail in Broken Lizard's coffin.
But what say you? Do you even want a Super Troopers 2 all these years later?
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