The ‘Sharknado’ Sequel’s Title Is Pretty Uninspired

Hot off of the success of a lot of people ironically watching Sharknado and Tweeting about is as if it was the greatest thing that ever happened to anyone in the history of Thursday night summer TV movies, SyFy announced that we would be getting a sequel in 2014. Naturally, because it involves receiving money for barely saying words, stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid agreed to return for the sequel, and everyone around the world was like, “Cool. Hopefully nothing else is on that night.”

But to build a little excitement for the sequel while we all wait for the film’s design team to spend a year making it look like Ziering is shooting a bazooka through a hammerhead’s B-hole, SyFy actually asked fans to pitch titles for the sequel, and the network vowed to pick the one that it liked the best. After more than 5,000 submissions – that did not include the idea I just had, Sharknado 2: Rise of Jabberjaw – the title has been selected…

Sharknado 2: The Second One

That’s stupid. As TV Line points out, the sequel takes place in New York, so the obvious title was New Shark City, but whatever. SyFy is apparently going the Zucker Bros. naming route now. Oh well, as long as they make Slothcano happen, I’ll be happy enough.