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Well, Of Course: Warner Bros. Wants A Sequel To ‘Inception’

Well, Of Course: Warner Bros. Wants A Sequel To 'Inception'

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Australian site What’s Playing — who have been on the ground level of a few scoops of late, including the latest “Alienprequel plot details — are reporting that Warner Bros. are eager to make a sequel to “Inception.” Well, that’s kind of “No shit, really?” news but we’re not betting anything on it ever happening.

A source emailed the site telling them, “….Warner Bros want another ‘Inception’ – as in sequel. Doesn’t make a lick of sense creatively, but financially? well… it made ”a lot” of money for them. Can’t imagine [Christopher] Nolan wanting to do a sequel, let alone direct one. Also don’t imagine Jeff [Robinov, President of Warner Bros.] would want to piss off Nolan by doing one around him. All interest is on the studio side at this stage. We shall see comrade…”

“All interest is on the studio side” should be a pretty clear indication of Nolan’s thoughts on the project. Any studio would want to follow up their biggest hit of the year with a sequel, but Nolan is no ordinary director. He’s likely exercised the territory he wanted to explore in the film and we would imagine after “Batman 3” he’ll have another original project he’ll want to tackle instead. But we would wager Warner Bros. will keep popping up the suggestion now and again, so don’t expect this to be the last you hear of it. As for us, we have no interest in a sequel. A prequel, showing how Cobb got deported/exiled from the United States could be interesting we suppose, but again, not a movie we’re eager to see. We’d rather see something new from Nolan’s mind instead.

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I agree that a sequel wouldn’t be the greatest idea. Not that I have anything against the notion of sequels in general, as in I don’t necessarily think conceptually sequels are inherently unoriginal and uncreative. Rather, Nolan and co. would kind of be stuck in a position where they would have to clearly lay out what happened to Cobb at the end of the movie, which would kind of ruin its affect. People still seem entertained by arguing their interpretations which I think shows the movie did its job damn well.

That being said, I also agree that a prequel might be worth looking into, mostly because I thought that this movie was just a breath of fresh air: It was something that was intellectually and visually engaging while at the same time being a concept derived completely from an original filmmaker. And the movie was just, for lack of better word, badass.


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