The weather forecast for summer 2015 isn’t looking so good for the Southeast beaches after the location of Sharknado 3 was announced today. And it isn’t just one city – it’s the entire “Feast Coast,” from Washington DC to Florida.
SyFy announced the location of the third movie in its highly rated made-for-television franchise on Monday with a tweet.
— Sharknado (@SharknadoSyfy) October 20, 2014
With the announcement that Sharknado 3 will be eating its way down the East Coast with the first course in Washington DC, speculation has already started on whether or not a real Washington VIP will make an appearance in the movie — and which politician will get eaten by a shark when the deadly fin-filed storms hit the Capital City.
The Washington Post Capital Weather Gang has started an online poll, allowing readers to vote on which prominent Washington figure they would like to see in the new Sharknado movie. As of Monday afternoon, Vice President Biden was leading.
Other VIPs in the poll include Mitch McConnell, Michelle Obama, John Boehner, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Bo, the presidential dog.
Sharknado 1 was the cult hit of the summer of 2013, and according to Mashable, Sharknado 2: The Second One was SyFy’s most-watched original movie ever with 3.9 million viewers, almost half of which were in the coveted 18-49 demographic.
The first Sharknado was set in Los Angeles and the second in New York. The Inquisitr reported in July that the third movie was in the works before the second one even premiered, but the location was a secret until Monday’s announcement.
The cast for the second movie hasn’t been announced yet but fans are hoping that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will be taking on the storm surge of sharks again.
Ziering, the chainsaw wielding hero of the first two movies, said that he hoped Sharknado 3 would be set in a European city.
“We have so many foreign fans, I think we should take the movie to them,” he told E!Online. “I thought wouldn’t it be great instead of demolishing a city, if we, through a Sharknado, could rebuild it? Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we went to Italy and a Sharknado straightened the Tower of Piza?”
Unfortunately for Ian, it seems SyFy couldn’t resist the opportunity to delight viewers with the prospect of seeing some real sharks chomping down on a few political ones.
Which Washington “shark” would you like to see get the bite first?
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