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Merrick here...

My teenage son just pointed this out to me - not sure why he noticed this particular newsbit, but...whatever.  Seems The Powers That Be are moving ahead with a SMURFS movie sequel. 

Sony Pictures has decided to move forward with a sequel, setting an Aug. 2, 2013 release for "The Smurfs 2.

...per THIS piece from our friend Jeff at Variety.

Hopefully this sequel will spend more time in Smurfland, or whatever it's called, than the current picture  - as Smurf Village and whatnot are considered really "cute" by hot women and four year olds, and at least one hot woman with a four year old.  Although, I suspect SMURFS 2 will take the easy route and return those little blue bastards back to our "real" world with some mission-specific purpose.  As long as Neil Patrick Harris is in it, which will hopefully happen, there will be hope...

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  • Aug. 9, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Smurfst!

    by Jubba

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    on a related note...

    by Jubba

    mcdonald's is selling some pretty high-quality smurfs toys with their happy meals. i was surprised at how durable and solid they are. good poses and material, too.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    You meant smurfirst?

    by irizar

    ?

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    LOTS:

    by captain_kirk

    Lord of the Smurf Smurfdance Perhaps NPH goes through the vortex himself.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    no i meant smurfst

    by Jubba

    but i can see how you might smurf such a the mistake ;)

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Smurfs 2: Electric Bluegaloo

    by Jubba

    mark my words...it will happen

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Exciting genre related news !

    by Rupee88

    AICN RIP

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    buy hot women and four year olds

    by thommcg

    Not sure where your mind is at Merrick.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Rise of the Planet of the Smurfs

    by thommcg

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Smurfs 2: Smurf Harder

    by Jubba

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Sm2rfs

    by Jubba

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    I didn't see it but I'd see the sequel if

    by Autodidact

    they shrink NPH and send him to Smurf Village.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    jubba

    by sweeneydave

    Regarding the McDonalds figurines, I noticed that too. They're nice and heavy and reminded me of the collectable figurines they had in the early 80s. Cool stuff.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    sweeneydave

    by Jubba

    i was checking some out in a local mcd's and the guy behind me in line was there just to look at smurfs toys as well. don't knock to nostalgia factor...i haven't seen the movie mainly because it's in NYC and that make it look terrible to me. set it in smurfland and then i'll head to the theatre.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Smurfs: The Smurf Who Smurfed Me

    by Jubba

    The more I write "smurf", the less it looks like a word that should exist....

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Rise of the Silver Smurfer

    by LetTheWookieWin

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    The Empire Smurfs Back

    by LetTheWookieWin

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Smurfinger" or "You Only Smurf Twice

    by Jubba

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE FUCK

    by doom master

    IS THIS SHIT U REALLY THIKN PPL GONNA CARE ABOUT SMURFS AFTER 2 YEARS?

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Mother Smurfer

    by funkylovemonkey

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    PAPA SMURF CAN I LICK YOUR ASS? YEAH LICK MY ASS BITCH!!!

    by CreepyThinMan

    Female] Papa Smurf, can I lick your ass [Damage] Yeah, lick my ass, bitch [Female] Papa Smurf, can I lick your ass [Damage] Lick, lick, lick my ass, bitch [Female] Papa Smurf, can I lick your ass [Damage] Yeah, lick my ass, bitch [Female] Papa Smurf, can I lick your ass [Damage] It feels so good [Verse 1: Danny D] What's up, baby Hostile/hoe style Stick out your tongue and make me smile In between the mountains, come on in And on my face, you'll see a big grin I like a girl with a big tongue When she opens up her mouth, it can touch the rug To get with this You gotta have guts I like it when they rub my nuts Lick my booty from the bottom to the top Whoo! Just don't stop Come on, bitch, just drive me crazy Stick out your tongue, make me cry like a baby The Boys From The Bottom like hoes All them girl-booty-lickin' pros Take your time, don't do it too fast And remember be gentle when you're lickin' my ass Repeat Chorus {with variations} [Verse 2: Brain Damage] Lick, lick, lick, lick, lick my booty It's hot, but it's juicy Stick out your tongue, like a snake Bite my ass, girl, like a grape It's black, lick it fast Come on, girl Suck that ass Yeah, baby Come on, drive a nigga crazy Lickity, lickity, lickity split Cause Brain Damage just love that shit Work that booty with a ice cube Suck my dick and my nuts, too So let me do ya Take it to ya Once I screw ya, I never knew ya What You want a kiss, I'll pass You can lick my red ass Repeat Chorus {with variations}

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET6p9AcN4L8

    by CreepyThinMan

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    NPH gonna get paid!

    by Flipao

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    They'll go to L.A.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Lots of cheap Smurfs in Hollywood jokes, and it's easy to film there.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    2 smurfs, 1 mushroom

    by jarjarmessiah

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    2 Fast 2 Smurfiest

    by jarjarmessiah

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Gargamel Strikes Back!

    by jarjarmessiah

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Hot women and 4 year olds are very similar...both are dumb as shit.

    by alienindisguise

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Mother smurfer!

    by GeorgieBoy

    Awesome! Another Hollywood POS I can save money on!

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Fuckity Fuck Fuck Fuck!

    by the_patriot

    After sitting through this, Hank Azaria & NPH should be ashamed of themselves. Tripe of the worst caliber - even for a kids' movie.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Κaty Perry in that smurfete outfit showing her

    by KilliK

    ass with those white pants,it is the material that a man's dreams are made of.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    I didn't see the first, and won't, but...

    by catlettuce4

    The sequel has to have the NPH character go to the Smurf realm/time. It just makes sense. Classic reverse fish out of water sequel tactic.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    jubba

    by catlettuce4

    Fast food toys MUST be durable and solid, lest they have parts that could break and be swallowed by a small kid. All fast food toys are built that way these days.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    NPH to go to Smurf Village no doubt

    by jimmy_009

    Hey, I took my kid to see it and I actually enjoyed it more than Cowboys and Aliens, for whatever that's worth.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Smurfing son of a Smurfdamn smurf...

    by Odkin

    Hollywood can't crank out a Star Trek movie. No sign of a Jonny Quest movie. Where's the Godzilla movie? But gangway.... "Smurfs II" is greenlighted and fastracked....

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    This is exciting

    by Sanyi

    Actually, it is not.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    smurfing home in a body bag 2

    by cockstankbuttnasty

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    I have to admit

    by Peter David

    I'm really tremendously amused by this. People were sooooo sure the film was going to tank, and it went on to generate more box office than "Cowboys & Aliens" while playing in fewer theaters. And now it's generating a sequel (if I had to guess, perhaps it'll involve the son of the NPH character coming through to the Smurf world.) And then you've got the fanboys who are expressing outrage that this isn't "their" Smurfs, as if they were remotely the target audience. Meanwhile not only is the target audience loving it, but it's spurring interest in the source material. Publishers wisely released a bunch of the original comics to tie in with the release of the film, and my eight year old daughter is currently reading and enjoying Peyo's work. I wonder when the last time all the people howling about fidelity to the source material actually READ the source material, assuming they ever did. PAD

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Smurfs 2: Smurfs In Space

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Donnie Darko drops a plane on the Smurf village in part 2

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Will the sequel have them returning to Pandora?

    by v3d

    And Gargamel is after their Unobtainium.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    They need to have Johan and Peewee in this one.

    by Anna Valerious

    Because without them, there would NOT be any "Les Stroumphfs". Serously, they cheaped out on that with this one (Even though they did have Peyo's daughter as a consultant), let's see Ben Barnes play a medieval hero WITHOUT an awful accent.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    They need to have Johan and Peewee in this one.

    by Anna Valerious

    Because without them, there would NOT be any "Les Stroumphfs". Serously, they cheaped out on that with this one (Even though they did have Peyo's daughter as a consultant), let's see Ben Barnes play a medieval hero WITHOUT an awful accent.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    The Smurf of Khan

    by GreatWhiteNoise

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    The Empire Smurfs Back

    by GreatWhiteNoise

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    The Dark Smurf

    by GreatWhiteNoise

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Smurf Reloaded

    by GreatWhiteNoise

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    The Two Smurfs

    by GreatWhiteNoise

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Blue State

    by GreatWhiteNoise

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Great, whatever.

    by Triple_J_72

    Go ahead, Sony, and make your shitty Smurf sequel. I won't watch it. I didn't go see the first one. But you don't care. Of course you don't. Why would you?

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Couldn't care less

    by Juggernaut125

    about the movie or a sequel, but SMURF if this talkback didn't have some very funny smurfing stuff in it.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Faster, Azrael! Kill! Kill!

    by GreatWhiteNoise

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Smurfin' 2: Electric Smurfaloo

    by GreatWhiteNoise

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    The Sixth Smurf

    by GreatWhiteNoise

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Okay, I'm done.

    by GreatWhiteNoise

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Jubba's was best.

    by Juggernaut125

    Smurfin' 2: Electric Bluegaloo should actually be giving serious consideration for the next title.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Dirty Smurfing

    by Krue

    Nobody puts Smurfette in a corner.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    bob_orcis_spellchecker

    by Merrick

    My ass is not fat.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Oldsmurf...Papa Smurf bones Smurfette, then cuts out his tongue.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Or the Smurfipede!!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Cuttlefish or Smurf berry pie!?!?

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Just no Neil Patrick Harris, please

    by FeralAngel

    I mean, I had no intention of watching that Smurf movie anyway, but NPH made the idea positively abhorrent to me. Blech.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Smurfs ||: European Smurfcation

    by obi_juan

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Animation.

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    Yeah... I still miss people drawing stuff. Sigh. Wish it could have looked more like this http://grenierdelatv.free.fr/homnibus.jpg or this http://nsa19.casimages.com/img/2010/12/02/101202032419706924.jpg but the lowest common demoninator is what their aiming for

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    PAD has spoken

    by Roger Moon

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Seriously, Sasquatch?

    by Peter David

    A grown man is still complaining because they didn't make the Smurfs movie he wanted to see? Really? PAD

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Peter David is right

    by D.Vader

    Its ridiculous for anyone to get annoyed when filmmakers radically alter the source material when making the bigscreen movie. Tune in for Smurfs 2: Smurfs in Space!

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    The source material was radically altered?

    by Peter David

    Hmmm. Hold on, I have some of the source material right here. Let me check. Well, Peyo's name is on it. Smurfette's origin is the same. Dialogue is the same. Names are the same. Endless use of the word Smurfs is the same. Guys, after careful scrutiny of the source material, I'm happy to report that the source material is intact. Furthermore, I wouldn't be surprised if I'm the only person here who actually has the source material at hand, you dedicated fans you. PADa

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Merrick's teenage son has been a teenager for about 20 years now...

    by YackBacker

    Of course, the boy is a Time Lord, so this is to be expected.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Kids don't need shit shoveled into their eyes. In 3-D.

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    okay Peter, I know you're "really tremendously amused" and everything but i don't see anything wrong with wanting to see characters you love treated fairly, whether it's Smurfs or Looney Tunes or Star Trek and nothing wrong with wanting movies, especially they're for kids, not to be up to a certain standard of quality. okay maybe you're fine with a societal standard that brushes the standards of say, the old Disney films, under the rug of history and is perfectly satisfied with the "Marmadukes" and "Chimpunks 2's" out there... but these movies plain fucking suck. there used to be pride taken in making real art for kids. this is more like Married With Children With Smurfs

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    and as for your argument about not changing the story

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    -Pop singer Katy Perry’s Smurfette faces awkward questions about being a rare female smurf, and blurts out, “I kissed a Smurf and I liked it.” - there is a Walk This Way” karaoke rap and an extended product placement scene where Grouchy (George Lopez) romances a stuffed M&M character. and as for this being a KID's movie -it has cameos from Joan Rivers and Tim Gunn of Project RUNWAY for christ's sake -jokes about pubic hair, vomit - a scene where Azrael licks his CGI nuts -Throughout the course of the film, the word "smurf" directly replaces the words "fuck", "damn", "shit" (noun), "shit" (verb), -"I think I just Smurfed in my mouth" and I don't personally have any kids myself but if I did I sure as fuck wouldn't subject them to the likes of Jeff Foxworthy and George Lopez.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    The trailer with the pubic hair joke.

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7emiua3X4p4

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST

    SMURFS II: THE WRATH OF GARGAMEL

    by YackBacker

    Gargamel: "He Smurfs me. He Smurfs me and I shall have him! I'll chase him 'round the mushrooms of Smurfville and 'round Handy Smurf's workshop and 'round Smurfette's shoe closet before I Smurf him up!"

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:22 a.m. CST

    does this mean that TINTIN will also be a hit?

    by KilliK

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:18 a.m. CST

    I was scrolling through the titles when

    by Bop N Rumble

    I saw Seriously, Sasquatch? I thought Peter David was talking about Harry.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Sasquatch

    by Peter David

    You haven't seen the movie. So your opinion about the movie means nothing. My suspicion is that you don't have children. So your opinion on what kids should and should not be subjected to means nothing. Oooo, a character voiced by Katy Perry made an in-joke reference to a Katy Perry song. Animation has a lengthy history of voice-actor based in-joke references, (which I listed in a previous thread and you didn't respond to) but because they did it in the Smurfs film, that's somehow an abomination. Oh my God, there was product placement. You never see THAT in films, or television for that matter. "Chuck" is such a haven for Subway these days that there was an episode called "Chuck vs. the Subway." Speaking as an adult who DOESN'T revere the Smurfs in a manner that is, frankly, questionable for a grown-up, I saw the entire Toys R Us sequence as a meta-commentary on the endless merchandising of the Smurfs themselves, going all the way back to a time when you were wearing Smurf footie pajamas while I was busy raising children, and well before that. And heavens to Betsy--there were cameos from celebrities. In a film largely aimed at children, there were appearances by individuals that were intended to amuse the adults. I mean, sure, it's a commonplace practice going all the way back to, at the very least, Warner Bros. cartoons in which everyone from Humphrey Bogart to Errol Flynn to Bette Davis wandered through interacting with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck (remember, those cartoons were originally shown in theaters preceding other features), and then wending its way through Hanna Barbera cartoons (which had send ups of Ann Margaret and even the TV series Bewitched, all featuring the actual actors...not to mention that "The Flintstones" was basically the Honeymooners while Top Cat was based on Phil Silvers and Doggie Daddy was based on Jimmy Durante) through to Disney feature films (Aladdin, most prominently, although granted they were all impressions from Robin Williams; then again, the Genie was nothing BUT a massive Robin Williams celebrity appearance). But hey! Let's pretend that because it was done in a film that you have such an intense dislike for that you couldn't actually be bothered to go see it, it's a hideous aberration. Kindly stop pretending that things they do in the film are somehow beyond the pale simply because they're in a film that you don't like...which you haven't seen and so have no informed opinion about. PAD

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Smurfs 2: The Mayans Were Right

    by TheSplinter

    And with that, the world ends not with a bang or a whimper, but with a smurf.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    This time it's smurfonal.

    by Jollymorphic

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Merrick, wtf? There will be hope? Seriously?

    by Acappellaman

    Like there's *ANY* chance in Hell any Smurf movie can be good? At all? No way, man. It just. Can't. Happen.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    If they make a big-screen version of "The Black Smurfs", I'll see it.

    by Royston Lodge

    It would be a great way to set the movie in the fantasy world, and ALSO connect it to the real world by throwing in all sorts of homages and parodies to well-known zombie movie tropes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Smurfs

  • http://image.skins.be/3200104/006/ enjoy

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    royston you do realize that Hollywood will change

    by KilliK

    the black smurfs into purple for PC reasons?

  • ...since they were changed to purple for the tv show. Also, since they're really bloody simple CGI characters with very little skin texture, they could have purple smurfs in US theatres and black smurfs in international theatres (and on the special edition DVD). The CGI models are so damned simple, changing the color for different markets wouldn't be difficult at all.

  • Behold, 28 Smurfs Later: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oYAju4WI90

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Here's a secret

    by mnrshootingfromthehip

    Smurfs has always sucked. So has Marmaduke, Chipmunks (which were already "ruined for a new generation" in the 80's) Yogi Bear and Garfield. Quality children's entertainment is few and far between outside of Disney (even they miss the mark for decades at a time) because its easy to make shit and pass it off to kids. Hell, its easy to make shit and pass it off to most adults. It is a business and they want to make the most money with the least investment, so a shitty kids movie is perfect, and if they can pull in a few adults because they think their version of the same shit was great, then all the better. Stop thinking that your shit is better than this shit or the shit that came before, because its all shit and it stinks just the same.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Hank Azaria is the only reason to watch it

    by Jeditemple

    He nailed Gargamel's character and provided plenty of laughs.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    oh and if you are one of the 7 fucking people on earth

    by mnrshootingfromthehip

    Who remember the Smurfs for the comic books, go fuck yourself in your gaping smug asshole.