So, according to a website I’ve never heard of, Spaceballs 2 has some-admittedly pretty good looking- teaser posters hanging in subway locations in New York. My gut feeling says this is just an enterprising artist trying to show the world his work and not a Studio-approved campaign. Mel Brooks has said he’d like to make the sequel, but let’s be honest, it would need to come together rather quickly.
First: Mel himself is knocking on heaven’s door(age-wise…who knows, maybe he’s perfectly healthy and will outlive all of us).
Second: 2 original cast members have already crossed over, leaving pretty big shoes to fill.
Third: 1 other cast member has effectively quit acting, meaning you may have to recast 3 of 5 major roles(providing you can even entice Daphne Zuniga and President Whitmore to come back), which means…
Bill Pullman would need to lead a movie for the first time since…Spaceballs? Maybe Zero Effect? ID4-2?
Anyway, I would call this a pretty well played prank or rumor at best, but we all love Spaceballs even if it’s not Blazing Saddles.