Mel Brooks is a comedy genius. He hasn’t directed a movie since 1995, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, but that doesn’t matter, he’s still the guy responsible for movies like Young Frankenstein, The Producers, and High Anxiety, and has thus earned a lifetime pass. Hot on the heels of the news that his Blazing Saddles may get an animated remake—with dogs and cats and other animals no less—he’s been talking about making a sequel to maybe his greatest movie: Spaceballs.
That’s right, Spaceballs 2 could finally happen, which is something we’ve been waiting almost 30 years for. There have been rumors about this floating around since damn near the moment the credits rolled on Brooks’ spot on spoof of George Lucas’ Star Wars trilogy, but none of those have ever gained any real traction, much less actually materialized. Appearing on Adam Corolla’s Take a Knee podcast, Brooks confirmed that a Spaceballs sequel “is actually going to happen.” The Schwartz is strong with this one.