Josh Gad to Star in Mel Brooks' 'Spaceballs' Sequel, Expresses Excitement

Josh Gad confirms starring role in awaited Spaceballs sequel

by Zain ul Abedin
Josh Gad to Star in Mel Brooks' 'Spaceballs' Sequel, Expresses Excitement
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Josh Gad is gearing up for a cosmic adventure as he confirms his starring role in the much-anticipated sequel to Mel Brooks' iconic 1987 comedy, Spaceballs. The report which has earned a lot of enthusiasm from the fans and peers, was first covered by The InSneider.

43-year-old actor of Frozen and a Broadway star has re-posted a video with the legendary director to his Instagram and expressed his excitement over the work. "Working with the legendary Mel freaking Brooks to make something worthy of this franchise and his legacy has been a dream come true," Gad shared.

This sequel signifies that though Brooks is set to produce the movie, he will not be directing it, though he will be involved creatively. The sequel will see Josh Greenbaum, director of Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, at the helm of scripting duties alongside Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem writers Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez.

Gad's Instagram post, which included a screenshot of The InSneider's article, highlighted his reverence for Brooks' work: "@benjisamit @cubanmissiledh @josh.greenbaum @kevinsalter1 and I worship at the altar of all things Brooks and we are doing everything in our power alongside Mel to make sure you get what you’ve waited 37 long years for."

Spaceballs Sequel Buzz

The reaction on social media was rather positive, although many celebrities are fans of Emily in Paris also.

Ashley Park and singer Josh Groban shared their excitement on Instagram. Michael Buble even blamed this news for one thing during a chaotic global situation; he stated it with humor, saying that it restored his hope. Spaceballs was first developed as a hilarious interstellar sci-fi comedy that was to feature Mel Brooks, Daphne Zuniga, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, and John Candy.

Although it has not been confirmed if any of the original cast will be part of the sequel, Gad’s experience of featuring Moranis in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids sequel indicates some possibilities. The new series is in production at Amazon MGM Studios and signifies the continuity of a cult show with enthusiasts for approximately 37 years.

As the fans wait for more information, it is definitely great to think that it would be wonderful to return to the galaxy with these characters with Gad leading them.