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WARNING: The following article contains SPOILERS for Sausage Party. So if you've not seen Seth Rogen and Evan Golberg's riotous animated comedy -- first of all what the hell have you been doing? -- and secondly you probably shouldn't read ahead.
At the end of Sausage Party, in amidst the copulating food and non-perishable products, there was a rather brazen tease for a follow-up that anyone who adored the original is now immediately gagging to see. But rather than simply being a way to end the film that those involved have no plan on actually bringing to fruition, Seth Rogen is adamant that Sausage Party 2 will happen, and he's admitted it's going to be heavily inspired by Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Seth Rogen made this admission while talking to Fandango, revealing that he's already held lengthy discussions with his Sausage Party collaborators about where they can take the potential follow-up. Rogen explained:
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.
Of course, the fate of Sausage Party 2 depends entirely on just how well Sausage Party fares at the box-office. In order for the sequel to be greenlit it's going to have to make a substantial amount more than its comparatively paltry $19 million budget. So far it looks as though it's going to do just that, too, as Sausage Party has already grossed $36.8 million at the box office after just 4 days in cinemas. If Sausage Party can crack $100 million then it will be very likely that a follow-up will be ordered.
Which means that we can already start thinking about what Sausage Party 2 might entail. Personally, I'd be rather disappointed if I don't see one of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek or David Krumholtz eat their animated characters. Or at least take a nibble out of them. While it'll also be good to see Jonah Hill, James Franco, Nick Kroll and Paul Rudd return in live-action form, only to learn that their characters are dead.
There are plenty of different directions that Sausage Party 2 can go down. But before we start dreaming up these scenarios, Sausage Party needs to make enough money for it to actually happen. So, if you haven't already, head to your local cinema now to check out Sausage Party. And even if you had, you should go again just to help out.