Posts tagged as macgruber

Talking with Will Forte About 'The Last Man on Earth,' 'Clone High,' and the 'MacGruber' Sequel

From his eight years on SNL to his roles on 30 Rock, Tim and Eric, and cult hit MacGruber, Will Forte has been one of comedy's most lovable bastions of gutsy weirdness of the past decade, and now he finally has a show all his own. The Last Man on Earth premiered last Sunday on Fox, and it centers on Forte and fellow 30 Rock alum Kristen Schaal as a pair of lonely, desperate apocalypse survivors who aren't exactly relieved to discover each other's existence. I recently spoke with Forte about developing his own show, what he's learned from working with co-creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and whether [...]

Will Forte and Writing Partners Are Locking Themselves in a Room to Write 'MacGruber 2'

While Will Forte's SNL spinoff action-comedy MacGruber didn't do so hot at the box office when it was released three summers ago, the movie has gone on to become a cult hit and a favorite amongst comedy nerds. Forte and Company first began talking about MacGruber 2 last year, and today, he tells Rolling Stone, "June 10th my writing partners John Solomon, Jorma Taccone and I are locking ourselves in a room and writing it." He added, "We were happy with how the original came out. I guess you wouldn't call it a success but people got to see it, sometimes you just have to be happy [...]

Remember that 'MacGruber' Sequel We Were Super Excited About?

A couple weeks ago, Jorma Taccone said that they were seriously talking about doing a MacGruber sequel. This was great news for people who liked funny things and sex scenes. But then this happened at a press conference for That's My Boy:

Will Forte: As for MacGruber 2, it's very much in the works. We're just… no, I'm kidding. Jorma mentioned it. He was really tired one morning giving an interview, and he said something stupid about it. Believe me, we would love… we had so much fun doing that. We're proud of it, and we jokingly talk about the sequel all the time. But I don't think anybody in [...]

Will Forte on the Failure of MacGruber

While MacGruber wasn't a perfect movie, it bombed way harder than it deserved to. Now, a year after its release, MovieLine talked to Will Forte about what went wrong. It definitely was disappointing. We made a movie that we loved and we still totally believe in. The main bummer is just that a lot of people didn’t go to see it. So it’s been kind of nice that it’s out on DVD and been showing on HBO recently. There are a lot of people who didn’t get a chance to see it in the theater who are getting a chance to see it for the first time. I [...]

Kristen Wiig Is In for the 'MacGruber' Sequel

The idea of a sequel to Will Forte's cult hit SNL spinoff film MacGruber is definitely a hypothetical thing at this point, but his co-star Kristen Wiig said in a recent interview that she's interested in reprising her role for MacGruber 2, if it ever gets off the ground. Talking to Collider to promote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Wiig says she's "hoping" the movie gets made and "Last I heard, they're working on a script, so I'm in … I loved making that movie."

Will Forte has been talking about making a sequel for a while now and told us recently that he's yet to get started [...]

Will Forte: "There Will Be Some Form of 'MacGruber 2'"

While it bombed at the box office during its initial release, Will Forte's SNL spinoff MacGruber has grown into a cult favorite. Forte was asked about the movie this week by EW when promoting Run and Jump, an upcoming drama he's acting in. Forte had this to say:

"We are going to make MacGruber 2 for sure. Whether we have to do it with a video camera in our backyards – there will be some form of MacGruber 2."

With the recent success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter, that could be a way the MacGruber movie could happen. Says Forte, "Jorma [Taccone], the MacGruber director, he had the idea to do a [...]

'MacGruber 2' Might Be Happening!

Considering its subject matter and the fact that it earned less than $9 million domestically, it was really easy to make jokes about MacGruber bombing. However, ever since, the film has been developing quite the cult following, especially in the comedy community, because it's so gosh darn hilarious. Which is why the idea of a possible sequel is particularly exciting. Director Jorma Taccone told Screen Crush:

It would be me, Will and John [Solomon] writing it again. Every time I hang out with Will, we talk about all our cool ideas for the sequel. We have the idea for it and we have a title, but I won’t tell you [...]

Talking to Will Forte About 'Nebraska', 'MacGruber 2', and Never-Aired 'SNL' Sketches

Will Forte is a busy man. Upon leaving SNL in 2010, he starred in MacGruber, a film that received mixed reviews but is nonetheless considered a cult classic in many circles. He has also played recurring roles in numerous shows, among them the buffalo-straddling Ted Turner on Conan, the cross-dressing Paul L'Astnamé on 30 Rock (for which he was nominated for an Emmy), and voicing various characters on The Cleveland Show. His most recent project has been Nebraska, a celebrated indie comedy directed by Alexander Payne, in which he plays David Grant, a man who escorts his elderly father (played by Bruce Dern) on a road trip to claim [...]

Remember that 'MacGruber' Sequel We Were Super Excited About?!

Who would've guessed that the MacGruber sequel wire would be so hot these last few days? Thanks, That's My Boy's press tour. To recap: first, Jorma Taccone said that they were seriously talking about writing a MacGruber sequel but then Will Forte said it's incredibly unlikely because no one would ever pay for it. Well, yesterday, Forte spoke on the matter again:

For Your Reconsideration: 'MacGruber'

The Saturday Night Live adaptation is one of the most maligned of all movie genres, and not without justification. Excepting Wayne’s World, it’s been a mostly fruitless enterprise. The 1990s churned out would-be film franchises like an assembly line, whether warranted or not, and these struggled to connect with viewers. Watching something like Coneheads, for instance, one can only be left with the question: Why, Coneheads, why? In any case, it didn’t take long for audiences to grow disenchanted with the string of one-note jokes built on shaky premises, and after a while Lorne Michaels stopped financing them. Any SNL movie made in the post-Ladies Man era, then, would [...]