Open Road Films didn’t screen Marlon Wayans’ comedy sequel for critics. (I know, right?) That gave us an excuse to go back and celebrate the finest entries in the spoof genres… movies that packed in the laughs and took advantage of the creative leeway that comes with assuming a familiar genre.
While Moranis has popped up sporadically in film and television, he’s mostly stayed home with his kids, enjoying life as a single father. He recently stopped by the podcast Bullseye with Jessie Thorn, and Uproxx collected the most notable portions.
After admitting that he hasn’t been in contact with anyone he’s worked with for quite a while, Moranis was asked if he was still getting hit up for sequels and threequels. “Not anymore,” he said. “I think the sequels exhausted themselves from the old franchises. So I hadn’t heard any of that stuff for many years now.” And while Spaceballs jokingly told fans that everyone would be back together in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money, that wasn’t exactly the goal for all parties involved.
It's only appropriate that a movie featuring an ode to merchandising would line up a new release to celebrate the quarter-century mark, even if they did miss releasing it on the actual anniversary by a month or so. Yes, the Spaceballs: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray is set to hit shelves on August 7th, and we've got a trailer to get you in the mood.
Believe it or not, it's been a full quarter century since Mel Brooks' Spaceballs hit theaters back in the summer of 1987. It was a simpler time, when Brooks had yet to conquer Broadway with The Producers and the parody genre had yet to descend into the purgatory of Scary/Epic/Disaster Movies. Now Brooks fans will be able to celebrate the good old days with a 25th anniversary Blu-ray release of Spaceballs set to arrive on August 7th.