Jason Sudeikis’ First Film Was A Sci-Fi Flop You Probably Didn’t Know Existed


Every actor has to begin out someplace, and in Jason Sudeikis’ case, that beginning place was the comedic sci-fi western “Alien Avengers II.” One of many productions helmed by b-movie legend Roger Corman, “Alien Avengers II” serves as a sequel to “Welcome to Planet Earth” and can also be recognized by the title “Aliens Among Us.” Corman, after all, had a hand in launching numerous movie careers, together with these of Jack Nicholson and Ron Howard (per IGN).

The movie stars George Wendt of “Cheers” fame and ’80’s icon Julie Brown (the “Earth Girls Are Easy” and “Strip Mall” star, not the MTV VJ of the identical title) as a household of aliens posing as sheriffs who battle to the loss of life with a bunch of outlaws in a western ghost city. Sudeikis portrays Chester within the film. He was solely 22 years outdated on the time of the movie’s launch, which occurred six years earlier than he’d land a spot on “Saturday Night Live” in 2003. With no logged critic’s scores and an 18% viewers score on Rotten Tomatoes, it is protected to say that “Alien Avengers II” was neither a success when it was launched, nor has it gone on to later cult success.

Sudeikis later recalled the expertise of showing within the movie for WIRED in 2017. “I made three thousand bucks, and I spent it all like in the first week,” he confessed.

This would not be the one time Wendt and Sudeikis would share a stage collectively — Sudeikis appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” in 1998 as one in every of Wendt’s members of the family in a sketch.

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