It's the buzzword of 2008: Cross-pollination. And it's all the rage these days thanks to Marvel's ambitious slate, which already included Nick Fury showing up in "Iron Man" and Tony Stark showing up in "The Incredible Hulk." So if comics can get away with it, why not Judd Apatow?
We're actually not joking. Combining Apatow's comedies isn't just a good idea, it's an idea whose time very well may come soon, "Pineapple Express" star James Franco told MTV News.
When asked about the possibility of a "Pineapple Express" sequel, Franco said that not only has it been discussed, it's about to get some real McLovin.
"Even before 'Superbad' came out, I think the studio was trying to get [Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg] to write a sequel, but they really didn't want to write a sequel. I guess the kids would go to college or something like that [that was the studio's idea]," Franco said. "And so, an answer to that was to do a 'Superbad'/'Pineapple Express' crossover, an unprecedented crossover movie with two directors, Greg Motolla and David Gordon Green, each directing half of the movie and somehow these characters get together, which doesn't make sense at all, but could work."
Rogen himself has stated that he'd be interested in a "Pineapple" sequel. But how would he combine the two universes? Just ask Franco.
"I could sell them [the characters from 'Superbad'] something, but I think we'd want some action, so you know, somehow the kids get in trouble somehow and we have to get them out of it," Franco mused. "And Seth plays characters in both movies, so somehow we’d have to kill one of them off."
And Franco's character Saul? The drug dealing, pot smoking, hippie based at least in part on Brad Pitt's performance in "True Romance"?
"The thing about Saul is that I don't really think he goes anywhere," Franco laughed. "That's his tragedy."
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