Super Troopers 3 Is Happening: Release Date & Story Details
Fans had a long, long wait between the first and second installments, so when can they expect the inevitable Super Troopers 3? The original Super Troopers arrived in 2001 and was the brainchild of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. The movie was a low budget comedy revolving around a group of lazy Vermont state troopers who are due to be shut down, with their boss, played by Brian Cox (RED 2), encouraging them to take the job somewhat seriously. The plot was secondary to the pranks the group pull on each other though and while Super Troopers was a modest hit theatrically, it became a cult movie over time.
Broken Lizard would go on to produce comedies like Beerfest and The Slammin' Salmon, with the latter featuring Olivia Munn (The Predator) and Michael Clarke Duncan. Talk of a Super Troopers 2 happened shortly after the original, with the original concept being a prequel where the troupe would play the fathers of the troopers seen in the original. Despite the cult success of Super Troopers, the team had trouble finding financiers interested in a sequel, so Broken Lizard launched a successful crowdfunding campaign which received nearly $5 million in donations. The sequel finally arrived in 2018 to mixed reviews, but it was another modest success.
It took over 17 years for the sequel to arrive, so will fans have to wait that long for Super Troopers 3?
Super Troopers 3: Winter Soldiers Is Being Written
Super Troopers 2 director and Broken Lizard troupe member Jay Chandrasekhar confirmed shortly after the sequel's release discussions were already underway for a third movie. The next movie will be set during winter to give it a different visual style, with the movie currently dubbed Super Troopers 3: Winter Soldiers, an obvious riff on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It was later confirmed the team had started writing the script.
Super Troopers 3 Doesn't Have A Release Date
Being a fan of the franchise can be a little tough considering the wait between entries. Sadly, there's no set release date for Super Troopers 3: Winter Soldiers just yet, though the team will likely be keen to push the sequel forwards following the success of the second movie. Part of the issue with finding funding for Super Troopers 2 was the amount of time that had passed since the original, so Broken Lizard won't be making the same mistake again.
Beerfest 2 Is Also Possible
The surprise resurrection of Super Troopers has led the team to mull a possible Beerfest 2. The original movie featured the Broken Lizard troupe as a team of friends attending a secret beer drinking ceremony in Germany. Like Super Troopers, Beerfest became another cult movie as time went by.
CW Seed produced an unrelated TV movie titled Beerfest: Thirst for Victory in 2018 that had no involvement - or approval from - Broken Lizard. Super Troopers 3: Winter Soldiers has more heat behind it, so audiences should probably expect that before Beerfest 2.