Rob Reiner, the director, has confirmed that Garth Brooks will also appear. There are plans for Paul McCartney and Elton John to feature in the This Is Spinal Tap sequel. During an appearance on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, Rob Reiner, the director of the original 1984 mockumentary film starring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer, disclosed a number of guest actors in the sequel. Reiner stated on the podcast that “we’re going to start shooting in the end of February” in reference to the sequel, which was revealed in May of last year. “Everyone is on the same page. Paul McCartney and Elton John will be joining us. Along with a couple more surprises, Garth Brooks. Reiner will rejoin the cast as director Marty DiBergi in addition to directing the follow-up. Shearer, McKean, and Guest will reappear as the imaginary metal band, which is made up of Derek Smalls, Nigel Tufnel, and David St. Hubbins, in that order. Reiner stated, “We never thought we would do a sequel,” when discussing the project with NME in May of last year.
It was only until we got to talking to one another that we had an idea that we thought would work, though we’re not sure whether it will. We are going to give it a shot. The standards are really high. We argued over whether or not to proceed. “Look at us, we’re all in our 70s,” I remarked. How much time will we have left to enjoy ourselves? Plot-wise, it appears that DiBergi will make a second movie for the band in the sequel as an attempt at atonement. “The band members harshly criticized Marty DiBergi for his hatchet job, but he will be starring in the second movie,” Reiner said to NME. “Since then, Marty has not been all that successful. I believe he produced Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla, a poorly received film. They were all in love as a threesome. and sadly, Godzilla destroyed the other two, thus it was unsuccessful. The original plan was for the This Is Spinal Tap sequel to be out in March 2024, to mark the 40th anniversary of the first movie. It’s unknown when the sequel will be released, while filming is scheduled to start in February.