“This Is Spinal Tap” Sequel is Underway, Original Cast Set to Return

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Many beloved ’80s and ’90s cult classics have returned for sequels in recent years, and it was just a matter of time before This Is Spinal Tap came back for another ride. The follow-up film is currently underway, with the original set returning alongside several A-list stars.

This Is Spinal Tap 2 kicked off production four decades after the original film came out in 1984, and it will see Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer return to their respective roles from the first film.

The sequel will see Spinal Tap, England’s loudest and most punctual band, reunite for one final concert after a 15-year hiatus. Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Garth Brooks previously agreed to make cameos in this film, and they’ll be joined by Questlove and Trisha Yearwood.

The sequel will also embrace the mocumentary style of the original film, and the director Rob Reiner will be back as the documentarian Martin “Marty” DiBergi.

“I recently spoke to Marty DiBergi who said that he was more than happy to take a sabbatical from his position as a visiting Professor’s Assistant at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts to once again document Spinal Tap to ensure their place in the pantheon of Rock and Roll,” said Reiner in a statement.