"Spaceballs" is a comedy film often regarded with cult-like status. Released in 1987 to take advantage of the "Star Wars" popularity, it's more than just a parody of the popular film franchise as it often breaks the fourth wall and fully aware that it's actually just a parody.
Because of its popularity and due to the return of the franchise, fans have been clamoring for a sequel that's often referenced in the first film.
Recently, three posters popped up in New York subway about the upcoming sequel. According to The Daily Dot, "while there's still no official word on 'Spaceballs 2', posters that appeared in a New York subway station are making people believe once again in the power of the Schwartz." The poster also indicates the possible title of the sequel "Spaceballs: The Search for More Money" as indicated in the original film.
But even though a poster in New York subway got everyone's hopes up for a possible sequel, the poster isn't true. According to TMZ, "Mel Brooks swears he didn't mastermind a viral marketing scheme for 'Spaceballs 2' by plastering posters in the NYC subway ... but he couldn't be happier it happened."
Even with all the hype caused by the viral marketing stunt, Cinema Blend opines that the sequel is far from reality, "as much as we claim to want a sequel to 'Spaceballs', we also acknowledge that it's probably best that we never get it. It's been almost 30 years since the original film hit theaters; with such high anticipation it seems unlikely that anything we get could never live up to its predecessor."
As for the actual status of the planned sequel, the director confesses that it's still on his mind. Uproxx reported that at the wake of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" popularity, Brooks was asked about his thoughts on possibly making a sequel. Actor Rick Moranis (Dark Helmet) also indicated that if the sequel's story catches his attention, he might return for sequel.