If you saw Sausage Party this weekend (and, judging by the box office receipts, a whole bunch of you did), then you already know that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's latest film ends on a bit of a cliffhanger: the foods, having finally conquered The Gods inside Shopwell's, learn that they are actually cartoons living inside a Hollywood movie. When we last see them, our heroes are marching into a Stargate-style portal which will bring them into "our" world...and face-to-face with their creators.
In a new interview with Fandango, Seth Rogen reveals that this wasn't the original ending: in the cut that screened at this year's SXSW Film Festival, we followed the characters through the portal, and actually saw them interacting with their human counterparts.
So why'd they scrap it? To save it for the sequel, of course. Says Rogen:
“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.”
With Sausage Party cleaning up at the box office (it's already made its production budget back, and then some), a sequel is all but guaranteed...but that's not the only animated project Rogen would be interested in working on. Rogen 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. The whole problem before was there was no precedent for it, so hopefully (Sausage Party) will show people that this is a viable thing to do…or it’ll do the opposite and this will be the last R-rated animated movie that ever gets made!”
Sausage Party is definitely not the last R-rated animated movie that will ever be made. It probably won't even be the last R-rated animated movie Rogen writes. This is all fine by me.
What do you guys think? Did ya dig Sausage Party? Would you be interested in a Who Framed Roger Rabbit?-style sequel, or would you prefer they moved on to one of their other concepts? Sound off in the comments below.