Mel Brooks Wants ‘Spaceballs 2’ If Rick Moranis is Willing

– by Gig Patta

Internet is going crazy with the possibility of “Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money” being in the works.

Well, not so fast.

Everything hinges on retired actor Rick Moranis reprising the famous role as Dark Helmet. The Canadian actor hasn’t been in anything since he provided his voice for 2006’s “Brother Bear 2.” And he physically hasn’t starred in a movie since 1997’s “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.”

“Spaceballs” director Mel Brooks told Adam Carolla’s “Take a Knee” podcast that he’s working on “Spaceballs 2” and already approached the actor to replay Dark Helmet. The movie will only happen if Moranis comes out of retirement for it.

Here’s the quote from the podcast:

“Maybe I could do another musical, maybe I could do another movie. I was thinking about Spaceballs the other day. In Spaceballs, in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says ‘Do you think we'll ever meet again?’ and I say ‘Well, I don't know…maybe in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.’ And I'm thinking now, if I did a movie that came out right after Star Wars comes out — maybe a couple of months later — I'd have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, even if it fell on its ass and didn't get its money back…but that first weekend, the anticipation of seeing Spaceballs 2, would…I still have Daphne Zuniga and I still have Rick Moranis if he'd do it, and I've still got me.”

Without Barf (John Candy) and Dot Matrix (voiced by Joan Rivers), the Spaceballs sequel is pretty much farfetched at this point. It’s wishful thinking. A reboot is more likely at this point.

Source: Adam Carolla’s Take a Knee Podcast

Film Mel Brooks, Spaceballs, Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money, Rick Moranis