"Once upon a time warp... In a galaxy very, very, very, very far away there lived a ruthless race of beings known as... Spaceballs." That's how the opening scroll begins on the hilarious 1987 "Star Wars" satire "Spaceballs" from director/producer Mel Brooks that launched decades of fans reciting quotes like "May the Schwartz be with you" and "Well, goodbye virgin alarm."
On Adam Carolla's paid subscription podcast "Take a Knee" last week, Brooks said he's hoping to get a sequel off the ground called "Spaceballs: The Search for More Money," after the release of Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in December.
A listener posted on Reddit that Brooks said on the podcast that he would love to have many of the original cast members reprise their roles.
Previous cast members include the late great John Candy as Barfolomew and Joan Rivers as the voice of Dot Matrix. That leaves the main cast of Rick Moranis as Lord Dark Helmet, Bill Pullman as Captain Lone Starr, Daphne Zuniga as Princess Vespa and Brooks himself as Yogurt.
While none of this is a done deal, of course, Brooks tweeted on February 4, "Merchandising, merchandising!" when retweeting a fan who posted a photo of Schwarz Bier with the logo "May the Schwartz be with you!"
We're keeping our fingers crossed that Dark Helmet will be caught playing with his action figures again. For Yogurt's sake, let's hope it's not a prequel.