‘This is the End’ Co-Writer/Co-Director Evan Goldberg Reveals Ideas for Possible Sequel

By Will Ashton


It should come to no surprise that This is the End is pretty much the comedy hit of the summer, because, quite frankly, it’s the only one we’ve had so far that is any good.

While many would like to see those co-stars return for another adventure, anyone who has seen the film will agree that doing so would be very, very difficult. But that’s not stopping co-writer/co-director Evan Goldberg with coming up with a few ideas anyway.

When asked about the prospect of a sequel, this is what he had to say, “If you ask me, I’d say there’s a good chance of sequel. If you ask Seth, he’d say no. So, we’ll see.” But he noted that the biggest challenge would be to reunite the film’s large cast, “We lucked out that they were all available. I honestly don’t know if we could get the guys together [again].”

But, if a sequel were to be made, it seems like the two have an idea in mind:

“We actually talked about doing a sequel where it starts at the premiere of This is the End. Seth’s a cokehead in this version, Michael Cera is a calm dude with a boyfriend, Rihanna and the Backstreet Boys are back. We have a lot of ideas: a heaven and hell, for example, and a Garden of Eden version where Danny [McBride] is Adam.”

That actually sounds like a pretty fun premise for a sequel. We’ll have to see what happens though. But given the film’s $60 million domestic success so far, it’s not impossible that a sequel would happen. Currently, Rogen and Goldberg are getting ready for their next directorial project, The Interview, starring Rogen and James Franco. Production on the film will begin in October.


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