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Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg Wanted Morgan Freeman For God In ‘This Is The End’

Sony’s This Is the End, the new apocalypse comedy directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is f*cking hilarious and utterly surprising. I’m going to to my best to relay this without spoiling anything for you regarding the film – but nevertheless you might want to WAIT to read this until you’ve seen the movie.

Vulture has a neat little story about what almost happened at the end of the film. Apparently they wanted Morgan Freeman to play God, or at least use his gravitas to psych out the characters. Goldberg says “The whole joke was, he shows up, and he’s like, ‘I’m God.’ And they’re like, ‘You’re God?’ And Jay [Baruchel] goes, ‘Wait, so when we were in Million Dollar Baby together, were you God then? I don’t get it.’ And then God shows up and he’s like, ‘We’re just fucking with you. This is Morgan Freeman. We just play this joke on people when they come to heaven now. Do you guys want to get high and play some video games?‘” But Freeman wasn’t game, “he rejected us for some crazy reason,” says Goldberg.

What does actually happen at the end? If you don’t know, head to theaters immediately to check out this instant classic.



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