Remakes are so passe. Why remake when we have Retcons! Better yet, why remake when the young blossoming actors of the time could offer up sequels? Winona Rider thinks so. She’s been trying to get a Heathers2 ball rolling forever.
While talking up his new NBC show My Own Worst Enemy with AOL TV, Slater spoke about returning to Sherwood, Ohio and said:
“Yeah, sometimes I see Winona and she’s like, ‘Are you ready to do Heathers 2?’ And I’m like, ‘Sure!’ I would do it in a heartbeat. I would totally love to do that character again — J.D. We’d have to have a scene in there where’s he’s watching The Shining or something, you know? We’d have to see that he’s collected all of Nicholson’s movies. Just to really make sense of it all. [Laughs] That would be like a dream come true for me. So we’ll see — if they want to put something together, I’d be thrilled.”
Now I chalk this clip up to Slater just hamming it up speculating on the saucy character he played in Heathers, but I hate to spoil it for you but it doesn’t make much sense that he COULD be in a sequel – he’s dead. But I also figure a lot of this is hinging on Winona Rider hoping for a glimpse at a career again. “Please make a movie with me where I am the star??” Rider has slipped into supporting roles since her hayday of the 90s.
But this does segue into other interesting sequel-long-coming news is that the sexy Samantha Mathis is interested in reprising her role for a Pump up the Volume sequel alongside Slater’s Happy Harry Hardon. THAT I would like to see. Hunter gets out of jail and tries to lead a normal life before once again resorting to his rebellious ways on Internet Radio popularity.
Can’t stop the signal!