Fans Should Expect Famous Faces To Make An Appearance In Rob Reiner’s Upcoming Sequel
Getting The Band Back Together
A wonderful surprise for fans, Reiner additionally announced that Paul McCartney, Elton John, and a few other household names like Garth Brooks will be introduced.
Rob Reiner, star of The T.V. Show, recently announced to fans of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ that the mockumentary will begin filming at the end of February with band members Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. Reiner also announced that a couple of famous names will have been tapped to appear- so, who are these names that Reiner speaks of?
The heavy metal band will be returning years later with Michael McKean as David St. Hubbins (lead singer and guitarist), Christopher Guest as Nigel Tufnel (guitarist), and Harry Shearer as Derek Smalls (bassist). Director Rob Reiner will also return as director Marty DiBergi in the film.
Back in 2022, Reiner reported to Deadline his intent to pursue a sequel the right way, even if it would take some time. “The plan is to do a sequel that comes out on the 40th anniversary of the original film, and I can tell you hardly a day goes by without someone saying, why don’t you do another one? For so many years, we said, ‘Nah.’ It wasn’t until we came up with the right idea of how to do this. You don’t want to just do it, to do it. You want to honor the first one and push it a little further with the story.” He then announced his name for the movie- Spinal Tap II.
A (Hopefully) Commendable Comeback
According to his report to Deadline, Reiner did not receive positive feedback from the band during his filming of the original. “The band was upset with the first film. They thought I did a hatchet job, and this was a chance to redeem myself. I am such a big fan, and I felt bad they didn’t like what they saw in the first film. When I heard they might get back together, I was a visiting adjunct teacher’s helper at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts. I dropped everything to document this final concert.” Evidently, Reiner is taking this as an opportunity to make up for his first filming job and give the band a film that they will not only approve of but will love entirely.
An Awaited Return
From everything that Reiner has announced about Spinal Tap II, there is no doubt that fans should be excited to see the return of 1984’s This Is Spinal Tap. With McCartney, John, and Brooks making an appearance, on top of Reiner’s ambition to perform a stellar filmmaking job, fans should not expect to be disappointed when the band gets back together.
Spinal Tap II will be released on March 19, 2024.
Mocumentary ‘Spinal Tap 2‘ In The Works