Nag the cast of a commercially-failed but cult-adored ensemble comedy about a follow-up movie, eventually they'll give in to saying it's happening, the bastards. Such is the bizarre precedent set by Arrested Development and Party Down, and now Wet Hot American Summer, too, has been set up to either make us rejoice or break our hearts with a franchise continuation that either will or won't eventually happen. But Michael Showalter says it will!
Answering to the question of a Wet Hot American Summer sequel on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, Showalter said:
"Absolutely, yes. One-hundred percent yes. The whole gang. Everyone's back. We're doing it."
And then his mouth was filled with spray cheese, as entertainment.
Writer-director David Wain has previously pondered on a follow-up, describing a prequel that would take place earlier the same summer, but this is the first time anyone has given such an assured response that guarantees the whole cast's return. Still, considering how big some of the film's stars have grown since that summer--Bradley Cooper has a responsibility to all the roles Ryan Reynolds can't fit in, Elizabeth Banks probably has a contractual obligation to Man on a Ledge... Again!, Amy Poehler has Workplace Friends 2: The Series, and so on--you should still probably take Showalter's claim with a dash of skepticism. But also take it while watching this: