Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

[Spoilers for This Is the End follow.]

Any studio movie that’s remotely successful is bound to give rise to sequel talk. Some films are easier to follow up than others, though, and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s This Is the End seems particularly challenging. Not only does it finish with the end of the world (duh), it features such a pitch-perfect closing sequence that it’s tough to imagine how the pair might possibly try and top it.

But trust the geniuses behind the first film to come up with a way to make it work. While it’s too soon to say whether This Is the End 2 will ever get a green light, they’ve got some great ideas tucked away in case it does. Find out what they are after the jump.

In a conversation with Screen Daily, Goldberg acknowledged that there’s no guarantee he’ll ever get to make another This Is the End. “If you ask me, I’d say there’s a good chance of sequel. If you ask Seth, he’d say no. So, we’ll see,” he said. “We lucked out that [the stars] were all available. I honestly don’t know if we could get the guys together.”

Those who’ve seen the first film will recall that most of the characters are either corpses or angels by the end of it. But Goldberg’s devised a way to get them alive and back on Earth for the next movie. Maybe.

We actually talked about doing a sequel where it starts at the premiere of This is the End. Seth’s a cokehead in this version, Michael Cera is a calm dude with a boyfriend, Rihanna and The Backstreet Boys are back.

We have a lot of ideas: a heaven and hell, for example, and a garden of Eden version where Danny [McBride] is Adam.

McBride as Adam is pretty inspired, but I also love the first idea. It seems like a clever way to push the reset button and allow them to build new personas, without ignoring the first film entirely. Plus, anything that gets Backstreet back (all right!) is fine by me.

Discuss: Do you like Goldberg’s thoughts on a sequel, or do you want him to move on to other ’90s boy bands?

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