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Neighbors 2 First Look Promises Cheerleaders, Clowns, And Chaos

Neighbors was one of those comedies that you don’t really expect to see a sequel to. It was a funny premise and it was a good movie to be sure, but even in Hollywood’s ongoing efforts to make everything a franchise, you wonder why that one got tapped, other than the obvious "it made a boatload of cash" reasons. But here we are, with Neighbors 2 on the way. Now, having said all that, I look at this image from the upcoming film, and damned if I’m not starting to get curious. What in the blue hell is going on here?

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What are they all looking at? Why is their a clown in this picture? Does anybody else really feel like they need to get to the gym right now? These are the questions that Neighbors 2 forces us to ask. We’re trying to figure out if there’s actual smoke in the image. It’s quite possible that something is on fire. The image, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly appears to show one of the party scenes that will be included in the film. This one is a Mad Max inspired tailgate. So, yeah, to answer an earlier question, something is probably on fire. These parties are thrown by the new sorority that has moved into the block occupied by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne’s characters from the first film. While the swapping of a fraternity for a sorority may seem a little too obvious for the sequel, according to Rose Byrne, this time the stakes are more than a little personal for our lead characters.

With the sorority girls, it’s like a glimpse into their daughter’s future, and it terrifies them.

The sorority in question will include a host of great women including Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), Kiersey Clemons (Dope) and singer/actress Selena Gomez. Zac Efron will also be returning to his role from the previous film. From what we understand, Rogen and Byrne will call on their old nemesis for help when they realize that they need help dealing with the sorority house. While we’re sure that everybody is glad to have Efron back, even Seth Rogen was forced to admit that some of the scenes, like the one above, could be a little difficult to film with him.

Anytime I’m shirtless next to Zac Efron for really long periods, it even gets to me eventually.

Are you looking forward to Neighbors 2 when it comes out May 20? The first film was a box office smash and the sequel is hoping for a repeat performance as an alternative to the standard summer blockbuster.

Dirk Libbey

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