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‘Harold & Kumar 4’ in the Works, Writers Reveal

‘Harold & Kumar 4’ in the Works, Writers Reveal

After more than a decade, Harold Lee and Kumar Patel are making a return for yet another Harold & Kumar film.

According to Comicbook, writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg revealed that another Harold & Kumar is something they are all determined to do. “Well, first of all, we are dying to make another one,” they shared. “We’ve been a little bit busy lately between Cobra Kai and Obliterated. We had a dinner not long ago.”

They also revealed that the franchise’s stars John Cho and Kat Penn were chatting about reprising their roles. “We’re all talking about making another one,” the writers continued. “It’s really just a matter of time. It’s figuring out when it could all fit into all of our schedules. It’s something that we’re all determined to do. We just need to find the time to do it.” 

The first film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle premiered in 2004. The film was followed by sequels Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) and A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011). Along with Cho and Penn, Neil Patrick Harris has also starred in the films. 

Obviously, with busy schedules, it’s hard to determine when the next film will be made and released.

Kat Penn Previously Spoke About Reprising His ‘Harold & Kumar’ Role 

In 2022, Kat Penn spoke to Comicbook about the possibility of reprising his role in the Harold & Kumar franchise. He also shared his thoughts on what the hilarious duo may be up to. 

“Well, if it’s Christmas-wise, they’ve probably smoked a little bit,” Penn stated. “Maybe eating some turkey and Brussels sprouts. You know, doing their thing. But they also had kids in the third one, right? So they’re probably doing it the way that they do.”

Penn admitted to being hesitant while talking about a potential fourth movie, as the team needed to figure out the right timing for that project. “You’ve got the 20-year anniversary coming up, so maybe we can figure out something by then.” 

Penn also told Variety in 2020 that he and Cho would love to do a fourth movie and they text each other about it all the time. “on Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg — who created and wrote all three movies in the franchise — we all would love to do one. I think we all, thankfully, have the blessing of being really busy right now and want to find the right venue and the right timing.”