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Penn Badgley, Brittany Snow Not Contacted for 'John Tucker Must Die' Sequel

Penn Badgley, Brittany Snow Not Contacted for ‘John Tucker Must Die’ Sequel

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Penn Badgley and Brittany Snow might not reprise their roles for the sequel of John Tucker Must Die, which is reportedly in the pipeline.

During an episode of Badgley’s podcast, Podcrushed, the former co-stars discussed the possibility of making a comeback. It turns out they haven’t been contacted about participating in the new film. When asked if the sequel rumors were true, Snow remarked, “Penn, I don’t know if you’ve had a call, but I’ve gotten no call.” Badgley responded, “Yeah, I’ve had no call, no. I mean, it’s maybe possible like the superposition quantum physics, like everything is potentially within the realm of, like, maybe this apple will fall up, I actually can’t say with certainty.”

The Gossip Girl actor admitted his role in the original was relatively small compared to those of Jesse Metcalfe, Arielle Kebbell, Sophia Bush, and Ashanti. Badgley expressed doubt about whether his character would even fit into a sequel, although he believed Snow’s definitely would.

Laughingly, Snow reassured Badgley by saying, “I’m not doing it if you’re not doing it.” Badgley replied, “Never have I even thought of that as a potential thing. But I guess if there was a script, I would read it.”

Metcalfe, Kebbell, and Bush had already hinted at a possible script for the sequel during an appearance at Epic Cons Chicago, as reported by People in March. Metcalfe mentioned hearing rumors about an amazing screenplay but admitted he hadn’t read it yet. Kebbell, who played a role in crafting the script, mentioned it would include the original cast and potentially give Metcalfe’s character an opportunity to change for the better.

Snow shared her own insights on the podcast, noting her discussions with Kebbell over the years about getting the project off the ground. “I have been talking to Arielle about this for years because she was trying to get it off the ground, but I didn’t know what happened,” Snow shared. “And it kind of just, I was like, ‘Go forth with that.’ But so, that was the last I had heard of it, was that she was trying to make it happen. And so I guess she did? So, yeah, I will read whatever people [send me]. They’ve worked really hard.”

In an April interview with E! News, Metcalfe provided more details about the screenplay, highlighting that it explores similar themes to the original but through a modern lens. He described it as more “conscientious” and less “misogynistic” than its predecessor.

Metcalfe was particularly excited about his character’s arc, noting, “John has a daughter, and, you know, you see how fearful he is that she’s gonna get John Tuckered.”

Although the film hasn’t officially been greenlit yet, the Desperate Housewives alum remains optimistic. He believes the “very funny” script will catch the attention of a studio and become a reality. “Hopefully, that’ll push it over the finish line,” he added. “We’re in a Y2K moment right now, when nostalgia always sells. So, I’m optimistic that the movie will get made.”

Source: People, E! News