Rumors of a sequel to Spaceballs have picked up a lot of steam over the course of the last year, and it’s hard to know what will or won’t be happening. Mel Brooks has talked about one in recent months, and the joke from the original 1987 film has been kept alive. Still, would The Search For More Money ever happen? If some posters hanging up in a New York City subway station are any indication, yes, it will.
It’s not completely and totally confirmed at this time if these are real or fan made, but they sure do look pretty good. Then again, anyone with Photoshop and some skills can do some amazing work, but they’re still exciting to see.
— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 24, 2016
One of the coolest things to notice about these posters is that they are of the melted helmet of Dark Helmet, which is already spoofing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In that film, Kylo Ren holds the melted helmet of Darth Vader and stares at it longingly.
So many people want Spaceballs 2 to actually happen, but a number of things would indeed be missing.
John Candy has passed away. The same is to be said for Joan Rivers and Dick Van Patten.
Rick Moranis has retired from acting and is no longer appearing in anything. That’s a long story in itself — he’s retired yet not retired — but there is no way of knowing if he would become Dark Helmet once again. He even turned down an offer to do a walk-on role in the reboot of Ghostbusters.
Mel Brooks knows that a Spaceballs sequel is something that wouldn’t just be searching for more money, but would bring in a lot of money. As Movieweb reported, Brooks knows that it would be a fun project and something that wouldn’t be a total failure.
“If I did a movie that came out right after Star Wars comes out – maybe a couple of months later – I’d have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, even if it fell on its ass and didn’t get its money back…but that first weekend, the anticipation of seeing Spaceballs 2, would…I still have Daphne Zuniga and I still have Rick Moranis if he’d do it, and I’ve still got me.”
That got people and fans talking so much about a Spaceballs sequel, but again, would it ever really happen?
So far, the posters for the sequel have only appeared in the New York City subway station and no one has come forward to claim them. They’ve also not appeared anywhere else other than the subway, and they are only in one isolated spot.
In other words, this could get hopes up high but is likely a swing and a miss.
If these are legit and a real way of trying to launch a viral campaign by Mel Brooks and friends, then a little bit more needs to be done. Should the posters appear somewhere else, such as Los Angeles or another big city, then the rumors could really pick up speed and credibility.
Until that happens, or until Mel Brooks speaks up, these posters should only be seen as awful, horrible, and phenomenal teasers.
A Spaceballs sequel would only be one of the best things imaginable, but a lot needs to be done for it to become a reality. No one really knows if The Search For More Money will happen, but these posters in a New York subway have really gotten a lot of people’s hopes up.
[Image by Brooksfilms]