At a time in film history where it feels like more and more studios are capitalising on nostalgia to produce sub-standard sequels to classic films, 2007’s coming of age movie Superbad will remain a standalone forever.

Despite fans calling for a follow-up over the years, Seth Rogen says he’ll never resurrect a sequel because the original was too good.

Rogen played the role of Office Michaels, in a hilarious on-screen relationship with Bill Hader’s Officer Slater and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as McLovin. It also starred and helped launch the careers of Jonah Hill and Michael Cera.

In a chat with LadBible, the actor and director said that Superbad was one film from his past that he’d never touch again, because you can’t improve on perfection.

“I think of all the movies we’ve ever made, Superbad is the one I’d 100 percent probably never touch,” he said.

“Honestly, I don’t think it requires improvement or anything to be built upon it. I’m unbelievably proud of it, it really holds up – people still watch it, high school kids come up to me telling me that they watched it for the first time and how they loved it.

“It’s worked its way into being viewed as one of the better high school movies that’s out there.”

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Rogen admitted he’d be scared that any sequel would take away from the original. “I’m so terrified of subtracting from it in any way with a bad sequel or spin-off that I’d never do it.

“I have so few actual good accomplishments that I’m horrified to f*** with the ones I have [laughs].”

In the interview, he was asked if there were any other movies he might make a sequel to. Of all his past films Rogen said he’d consider doing something similar to apocalyptic comedy This Is The End.

“I don’t think I’d make a sequel or spin-off to This Is The End, but we like the idea of famous people stuck in supernatural situations, basically.”

Check out this classic ‘Superbad’ clip:

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