Penn Badgley and Brittany Snow Clarify Rumors About ‘John Tucker Must Die’ Sequel

Penn and Snow confirm no contact about ‘John Tucker Must Die’ sequel rumors

Brittany Snow and Penn Badgley in 'John Tucker Must Die'. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, COURTESY EVERETT COLLECTION)
Brittany Snow and Penn Badgley in ‘John Tucker Must Die’. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, COURTESY EVERETT COLLECTION)

Penn Badgley and Brittany Snow, stars of the 2006 teen comedy “John Tucker Must Die,” recently addressed rumors about a potential sequel.

Despite reports of a follow-up film being in the works, both actors confirmed they have not been contacted regarding any new developments.

In a candid conversation on Badgley’s podcast, Podcrushed, released on July 3, the actors revealed their surprise at the news.

Snow, who played the lead role of Kate Spencer, started the discussion by saying, “Penn, I don’t know if you’ve had a call, but I’ve gotten no call.” Badgley, known for his role as Scott Tucker in the film, responded with a straightforward, “Yeah, I’ve had no call, no.”

The exchange was lighthearted, with Badgley delving into the realm of quantum physics to describe the improbability of the sequel. “I mean, it’s maybe possible like the superposition quantum physics, like everything is potentially within the realm of, like, maybe this apple will fall up, I can’t actually say with certainty,” he joked.

Snow echoed the uncertainty, adding, “Yeah. I don’t, I don’t know.” She then expressed solidarity with Badgley, saying, “I’m not doing it if you’re not doing it,” which elicited laughter from her co-star.

Badgley, who has since gained fame for his roles in Gossip Girl and You, downplayed his involvement in the original film, noting, “I’ve got the smallest role in the movie.

Jesse Metcalfe and Sophia Bush in 'John Tucker Must Die'. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, DIYAH PERA/20TH CENTURY FOX/KOBAL/SHUTTERSTOCK)
Jesse Metcalfe and Sophia Bush in ‘John Tucker Must Die’. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, DIYAH PERA/20TH CENTURY FOX/KOBAL/SHUTTERSTOCK)

I don’t know that I would belong in it anyway.” However, he did leave the door slightly ajar for a potential return, saying, “But I guess if there was a script, I would read.”

Snow further shared that she and Arielle Kebbel, who portrayed Carrie in the original film, had discussed a sequel “for years because she was trying to get it off the ground.” Snow added, “But I didn’t know what happened, and it kind of just, I was like, ‘go forth’. Mhmm. You know? ‘Go forth with that.’” Snow noted that her last update was that Kebbel was still trying to make it happen, suggesting that Kebbel might have made some progress.

The speculation about a sequel gained traction after PEOPLE reported in March that a new installment was in the works, 18 years after the original movie’s release.

This was further fueled by Jesse Metcalfe, who played the titular character John Tucker, expressing his enthusiasm for a sequel at Epic Cons Chicago. “I’ve heard rumors of this script — there’s a script,” Metcalfe said. “Apparently it’s amazing,” he continued, adding that he couldn’t “wait to read it.”

Despite Metcalfe’s optimism, the involvement of key cast members remains uncertain. The original John Tucker Must Die was a box office success, grossing over $68 million worldwide.

The film followed the story of three high school girls who discover they are all dating the same guy, John Tucker, and plot to take their revenge with the help of a new girl in town, Kate Spencer.

For fans of the original film, the idea of a sequel is exciting, but without confirmation from the main actors, its future remains unclear.

The camaraderie and chemistry between the cast were significant factors in the first film’s success, and their return would be crucial for any sequel to capture the same charm.

As of now, Badgley and Snow remain uninformed about any official plans for a sequel. Their playful yet sincere conversation on Podcrushed highlights their fondness for the original project and their openness to revisiting it, provided the circumstances are right.

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