Will we get to see Harold & Kumar 4? If it is up to Kal Penn then yes! Not only is he on board for another sequel but this time he wants to go to Space!
Back in 2004 the team of Kal Penn (Kumar) and John Cho (Harold) brought us a magical stoner movie to the big screen Harold & Kumar: Go To White Castle about two men stoned out of their minds just wanting to eat some amazing little White Castle burgers. Of course they ran into a ton of problems along the way including their car being stolen by a drugged out Neil Patrick Harris (Yes little Doogie Howser) as himself.
When asked if he would like to see a fourth movie happen and where he would like to see the characters go in the next installment Penn said. “Helllll yes! Oh man, look, all my tattoos are astronomy-related, so I kinda like the idea of going to the space station.” Penn goes on to explain that the biggest roadblock in getting the sequel made will be scheduling, as everyone involved will be very busy with separate projects for the foreseeable future.
“It’s a little tricky with scheduling because the guys who created the franchise created the Cobra Kai show, and John Cho is in New Zealand to do a movie, and I’m about to start Clarice, the Silence of the Lambs remake, so I am hoping soon. We keep constantly talking about it, but we just have to find the right time.”
After the success of the original movie, Penn and Cho reprised their roles in the 2008 sequel Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. The sequel picks up directly after the events of the original, with the titular potheads escaping from a detention camp and even meeting George W. Bush. The 2011 sequel A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas put a holiday spin on the series, this time putting the stoners on a quest to find a new Christmas tree.
Rumors of a fourth installment have been making the rounds for years. John Cho and Kal Penn have always spoke about wanting to make another sequel. Penn also said that he feels it would be better for the movie to go direct to streaming as opposed to the movie theaters. “I feel like it’s gotta be a streamer because people just love watching [these movies] in the comfort of their own home on a Friday night at 2 a.m., which is more streaming ‘binge-able’ than it is going to the theater,” Penn said of the possible sequel back in March.
“We would love to do a fourth movie. John Cho and I text about it all the time. Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg – who created and wrote all three movies in the franchise – we all would love to do one. I think we all, thankfully, have the blessing of being really busy right now and want to find the right venue and the right timing,” he also said at the time.
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