Yet, another SNL star is leaving. When former SNL stars leave over the years, they move on to become huge movie stars that they are today. It worked for Steve Martin, Martin Short, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, etc. That’s what happens when SNL stars start to become too famous for the show. They are popular enough to go on to movies. This time it’s Will Forte’s turn to leave for a big career.
I’m pretty sure the “Macgruber” film will get more sequels so he will want to work on that too. He’ll either do more movies or go on a different TV show. I think he wants to focus on a full time movie career and that’s what it’s looking like.
Keep in mind that SNL is pretty much here to help launch comedians huge film careers.
I’m pretty surprised Seth Myers, Fred Armisen and Andy Sandberg are still working for SNL, because those three guys I mentioned are getting popularity pretty quickly. Those guys will leave at some point, I’m sure.
It was only a matter of time. I have kind of predicted that a potential legal war would be coming by the “Macgyver” TV creator against SNL who created “Macgruber”. “Macgruber” is a comedy skit created by SNL parodying “Macgyver”.
There’s a guy named Pinche Taco who claims Lee Zlotoff the creator of the “Macgyver” TV series plans on suing the studios of the “Macgruber” movie in hopes of shutting it down and asking for damages. The reason is Zlotoff is working on bringing “Macgyver” the 80’s iconic TV show to the big screen, with Richard Dean Anderson possibly reprising his role as the iconic TV character.
You think SNL would get permission and the authorized rights to make a parody of “Macgyver” right? If what Pinche Taco says is true, I honestly hope they shut the “Macgruber” movie down. This “Macgruber” character is giving Richard Dean Anderson a bad name, and it would ruin the “Macgyver” movie.
More on it here:
Will Forte’s popular character on SNL, “MacGruber” is coming to theaters near you. Of course, Will Forte will be playing MacGruber, which is a parody of the classic TV series, MacGyver, obviously. Actors Val Kilmer, and Ryan Phillipe are in talks to join the cast of the film.
It is no secret that Hollywood makes films adapted from SNL characters over the years. With films such as “The Blues Brothers”, “Wayne’s World”, “Coneheads”, and the two Roxbury brothers in “Night at the Roxbury” that starred Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan, the two guys that bop their head to the “What Is Love” song.
Very cool. I like MacGruber, funny stuff. The film ought to be funny too if they do it right.