‘Good Burger 2’ Is Filming ‘Soon’ 

Welcome again to Good Burger! After years of hypothesis, Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell  revealed {that a} sequel to the 1997 film is formally within the works.

The comedians, each 44 — who will reprise their roles of Dexter and Ed, respectively — introduced the massive information throughout a shock look on the Friday, March 17, episode of The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon“Women and gents, welcome to Good Burger, house of the Good Burger … half 2,” Mitchell exclaimed on Friday, utilizing his character’s signature accent and catchphrase.

After a spherical of applause from the shell-shocked viewers, Thompson supplied an replace concerning the film’s timeline.

“It’s unbelievable, it’s a blessing,” the Heavyweights actor gushed. “We’re gonna shoot it this summer time and it will likely be out quickly.”

Directed by Brian Robbins, the OG movie was based mostly on the favored sketch from the Nickelodeon collection All That, during which Thompson and Mitchellccostarred for a number of years all through the 90s. The 2 went on to star in their very own spinoff comedy collection, Kenan & Kel, which ran for 4 seasons from 1996 to 2000 on the youngsters’ TV community.

“We didn’t [know each other before All That] and it’s humorous how all of us met,” the Dancing With the Stars alum recalled to Fallon, 48, on Friday. “I don’t know in the event that they deliberate this, however they’d all the youngsters come one after the other off the elevator within the foyer. I keep in mind I used to be down there already, and the elevator opened, and this child got here out with Mighty Geese gear on and he had the curler blades and the whole lot. … I’m like, ‘I gotta hang around with that child!’”

Mitchell added: “I really feel like with me and Kenan, it was simply, like, I’d say a joke after which he would end it and it simply felt like we gelled actually good.”

Hypothesis of a Good Burger sequel has been floating across the web for years, which Thompson and Mitchell, for probably the most half, inspired. On the 2022 Individuals’s Selection Awards, Mitchell completely advised Us Weekly that he and the Saturday Night time Stay star “have been on the desk learn and the whole lot” for the movie, including, “It’s happening.”

However when it got here to revealing any extra particulars concerning the film’s plot or forged, the comic said, “They don’t need us to say an excessive amount of proper now.”

In September 2015, the actors revived the beloved sketch on an episode of The Tonight Present.  Fallon joined Mitchell behind the Good Burger counter whereas Thompson performed a disgruntled building employee trying to order meals.

Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson

One yr later, Mitchell continued to deal with rumors concerning the movie on an episode of the “Brown and Scoop” podcast. “All people is speaking a couple of Good Burger 2, us doing a Unhealthy Boys sort of movie,” the actor — who returned for Nickelodeon’s All That revival in 2019 — advised cohosts Jake Brown and Brandon Robinson in February 2016. “Me and Kenan have positively been speaking about it. You would possibly positively see one thing developing with me and him quickly. Now we have positively been speaking about doing one thing large for the followers, as a result of all people has been searching for it.”

The previous comedy duo added extra gas to the rumor hearth final yr. Whereas internet hosting the 74th Annual Emmy Awards in September 2022, Thompson referenced Good Burger throughout a section with Kumail Nanjiani, who posed because the ceremony’s pretend bartender. Encouraging the Eternals star to take a patron’s order, Mitchell rotated from his seat on the bar to position an order for, after all, a superb burger.

“Oh, my God! Make it two Good Burgers,” Thompson excitedly responded.

Three months later, Keke Palmer parodied Kenan & Kel in an SNL sketch aptly titled Kenan & Kelly, which noticed the 29-year-old Nope star — then-pregnant together with her first baby, who was born in February —  fulfill Mitchell’s function. The Sport Shakers alum additionally makes a cameo within the sketch as the daddy of Palmer’s character’s unborn baby, solely to be shot when a robber assaults the comfort retailer from the unique collection.

Regardless of reuniting for varied TV cameos, each Thompson and Mitchell continued to play coy about the potential of a sequel movie.

“It’s been years [of Good Burger 2 discussions], just about because the first one [came out],” the Mighty Geese actor added on Friday. “[The audience] has spoken. They need it.”

Whereas Thompson and Mitchell have portrayed onscreen besties up to now, their relationship behind the scenes hasn’t all the time been clean crusing. In 2012, Mitchell revealed that he and the Kenan star weren’t in a superb place since their days on Nickelodeon. “The reality is Kenan doesn’t need to be seen with me in any type of media, and even have my identify talked about round him,” the Adventures in Christmasing star advised TMZ on the time. “I’ve not been upset about this.”

He continued: “I respect his selection of eager to make a reputation for himself solo. There isn’t a unhealthy blood on my aspect. I’m not declining a reunion, I do know the followers love the present and would like to see some sort of look with us. I simply don’t see that ever occurring due to how he actually feels.”