Posted on Sunday, August 14th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
This weekend brought the R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party to theaters, and the film will end the weekend having broken the box office record for the largest August opening ever for an animated film. It’s about time an original idea took one of the top spots at the box office, and Sausage Party is one of those insane, ridiculous comedies that you just love to see succeed. If all goes well and Seth Rogen gets his way, not only will we get more Sausage Party, but hopefully more R-rated animated fare.
Find out about the possibility of a Sausage Party sequel and more after the jump, however, beware of spoilers for the end of the movie. You’ve been warned!
While making the publicity rounds for his raunchy, outrageous comedy, Seth Rogen spoke with Fandango about the ending of Sausage Party, which does more than hint at where a sequel would take all the food characters. After a crazy orgy with all the food in the Shopwells supermarket, which comes after the food kills a bunch of human shoppers, the Native American liquor bottle Firewater and the Stephen Hawking-esque genius that is a piece of gum informs Frank the hot dog, Brenda the bun and all their cohorts that they aren’t just food, but cartoons.
In a surprising turn, Gum reveals that he has built a portal that will take them into the real world to confront the real people who created these cartoons. The movie ends as they food walks through the portal, leaving us hoping for a sequel where these animated foods enter the real world. But the original ending that played at SXSW earlier this year in a work-in-progress screening was a bit different.
Originally, all of the main food characters met their real life counterparts, the voice actors who brought them to life. However, that ending was nixed because they wanted to leave the possibility to explore that idea in a sequel. Rogen explains when asked about the possibility of a sequel:
“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.”
The change in the ending was a smart move. Having all the food meet their voice actors in the end is a funny gag, but the potential of having them enter the real world and having an adventure to find them is even better. With Sausage Party already doing so well at the box office on a surprisingly small budget of just $19 million, hopefully Sony Pictures will consider letting them follow through on the tease at the end of the movie. An R-rated Who Framed Roger Rabbit? style movie sounds like it would be awesome.
But if Sausage Party 2 doesn’t come together anytime soon, Seth Rogen does have hopes to make more R-rated animated movies in the future. The actor, writer and producer says, “We have ideas for other R-rated animated movies that have nothing to do with Sausage Party, and we’re hoping this goes well so we get to make them. And hopefully it won’t take this long to make the next one because it won’t take five years to convince someone to make it.”
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