Jack Black Is Thinking About Making Sequels to 'School of Rock' and 'The Pick of Destiny'

"It's a hybrid — a school of D"

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jan 4, 2023

As we know, 2003 was an unparalleled year for cinema. Among many classics, it brought with it the masterpiece that is School of Rock, which has since been adapted into a musical, a TV spinoff and memes aplenty.

For what it's worth, 2006 was also a good year for movies (She's the Man remains a standard). Notably, Tenacious D's cult classic musical fantasy comedy, Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny, was released that year. It's almost as if no time has elapsed for Jack Black and Kyle Gass, who have recently been on a press circuit that included a particularly wicked cover of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game." The moment for Pick of Destiny and School of Rock alike has officially not passed: Black is thinking about making sequels to both films.

In a recent interview with SiriusXM, host Caity Babs didn't shy away from the important questions, pressing Black and Gass about whether there was still potential for follow-ups to the beloved movies.

"Yup. Both of them," Black responded. "Breaking news. We're thinking about doing both of those."

Gass quipped, "It's a hybrid — a school of D."

It's not too much of a stretch, really: both movies centre around a fixation on becoming legends of rock — whether it's winning a Battle of the Bands with a bunch of fifth-graders or journeying to find Satan's titular bewitched guitar pick.

While the Tenacious D guys are characteristically very serious, there's always a possibility that they're merely trolling us and getting our teenage hearts beating faster over what could amount to nothing.

But what do we have if we don't have hope? You're not hardcore unless you live hardcore — and the legend of hoping is way, way hardcore.

Watch the full interview below, where Black declares his love for Death Grips and both reveal their top-secret go-to Subway orders.

It was also recently revealed that late cast member Kevin Clark actually wrote the School of Rock ending at age 13.

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