There have been criticisms lobbed at Seth Rogen in several reviews now that he has a familiar formula which he always sticks to with his films and thus makes them predictable. One thing he’s never done before though is a sequel.
That may change though with Rogen teasing that his raunchy animated movie “Sausage Party” may get a follow-up. The actor revealed last month that this was the first time he and his partner Evan Goldberg have ended a film “with the intention of making another one,” and now in a new interview with Fandango he revealed that the very ending of the film was cut because they’re saving the scene for the sequel.
“SAUSAGE PARTY” FINAL SCENE SPOILERS AHEAD
The original ending shown to fans during the work-in-progress screening at South By Southwest continued on with the animated characters stepping through the portal and into our live-action world where they discover the actors that actually voice them. In the final film, we don’t see what’s on the other side of the portal. This means the sequel could essentially be set entirely within the real world but with a “Roger Rabbit” or “The Smurfs” style blend of live-action and toon characters interacting:
“It’s something we talk about, yeah. That’s one of the reasons why we took away the [original] ending because we thought, well, if that was the first scene of the next movie it’s probably not what you would want it to be, with them just seeing us and finding us basically. But the idea of a live-action/animated movie, like a Who Framed Roger Rabbit style hybrid is also very exciting, mostly because Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is one of my favorite movies of all time.”
Rogen has also suggested previously that he wants to keep making R-rated animated movies:
“We have ideas for other R-rated animated movies that have nothing to do with Sausage Party, and we’re hoping this goes well so we get to make them. And hopefully it won’t take this long to make the next one because it won’t take five years to convince someone to make it. The whole problem before was there was no precedent for it, so hopefully Sausage Party will show people that this is a viable thing to do… or it’ll do the opposite and this will be the last R-rated animated movie that ever gets made!”
Costing a quite economical $19 million to produce, the first film overperformed with $33.6 million in its opening weekend, not to mention rave critical reviews. Rogen and Goldberg meanwhile are working on the AI comedy “Singularity” which has been picked up at FX.