The following contains spoilers for Seth Rogen's animated Sausage Party. For real, there are spoilers for the movie about talking food. This will ruin the ending for you, so stop reading now if you haven't yet seen Sausage Party.
OK, still with me? If you watched Sausage Party, you know that the movie ends with Frank (Seth Rogen), Brenda (Kristen Wiig) and their culinary colleagues learning that they are actually cartoons voiced by real celebrities in our real world. It was a meta mind-fuck of a joke, and the actual film ended with the animated food stepping through a portal to go meet their real-life counterparts, only to have the end credits begin. I joked that a live-action Sausage Party 2 would be a cost efficient way to quickly and easily get a sequel into theaters. Well, as it turns out, the Alternate Ending to Sausage Party went the extra mile and filmed that scene, which you can now watch below:
As you can see, the food end up on Hollywood Boulevard, where they reportedly land near James Franco's Walk of Fame star. Coincidentally, they look across the street and see three main voices from the Sausage Party cast -- Seth Rogen, Edward Norton and Michael Cera -- digging into a meal. Which, of course, is horrifying to the food.
Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon admits that while they did film this ending with the intention of it being the proper ending of the movie, they weren't getting "the bang for their buck" with the reveal of the real-life celebrities. I'm assuming he means in test-audience screenings. But what this means is that if they did actually want to move forward with Sausage Party 2, they have the seeds for how they could start it. Or maybe not, since this will be part of the Blu-ray and DVD, out on shelves on Tuesday, November 8.
A Sausage Party sequel isn't out of the realm of possibility. The R-rated animation comedy was a huge hit in August, earning an estimated $136 million off of a reported $19 million budget. And as we reported, Sony Pictures is going all in on an awards push for Sausage Party, for both Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, for "The Great Beyond."
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