When word first came out a few weeks ago that MacGruber director Jorma Taccone and star Will Forte were going to write a sequel to the Saturday Night Live spinoff film, it was easy to be skeptical. The film tanked at the box office after all, and bombs generally don’t stand a chance in hell of getting one.
But in an interview with Crave, Forte has indeed confirmed that he will definitely be sitting down with Taccone to write a follow up to the first film, even if there might not be a much of a chance of it ever getting made.
I guess the best way to put it is the probability of us writing a Macgruber 2 script in the next six months is 100%. The probability of somebody giving us money to make that script is somewhat less than 100%. We would do it if someone were to let us do it… We will definitely write a MacGruber 2 if only just to have fun. Like people who are into sports will go out and play pickup basketball. Comedy nerds will go write scripts. We actually have some ideas written down already and a couple of scenes but we’ve got to figure out exactly what we’re going to do. We’re definitely going to write it. It’s just a matter of if anybody would ever let us make it.
So there you go. Do you believe that this will ever get any further than Forte and Taccone’s computers? So is it fan fiction if its written by the character’s creator?