Jon Heder Talks Dark 'Napoleon Dynamite 2'


In today's edition of "God I Wish This Would Happen Already" is Napoleon Dynamite himself, Jon Heder, giving us his ideas and takes on a potential Napoleon Dynamite 2.

"In my personal opinion, if there was a Napoleon sequel, it would have to be real time. We wouldn't do, 'It's senior year, and it's a bunch of 40-year-olds pretending they're still in high school,'" Heder said. "If it was coming from me — I don't know how much they're going to listen to me — but prepare yourselves, it's gonna be dark."

In his impromptu pitch, Heder imagined a less-than-freakin'-sweet future for a middle-aged Napoleon, his brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), and their get-rich-quick-scheming ex-football star uncle Rico (Jon Gries).

"Part of the charm of Napoleon is the innocence of youth. They're in high school, they don't have any real responsibility or accountability too much, it's all coming of age," Heder said. "Napoleon today would be: he's entered the workforce, he's got responsibility, he's paying for maybe one or two alimonies, child support for one of them."

Heder added: "But it's great because it also gives our hero a very low place to start and he's got to win back Deb, maybe, and he's got to save Uncle Rico from prison, and Kip is actually roided-out from cage fighting. So Napoleon and Kip are getting there and Kip is tearing people up. I don't know, there's something there."

Source: ComicBook

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