Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Everyone wants to get in on some sequel action in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- The cast of Inside Out fields questions about a sequel
- A Soul Food sequel is coming with the original cast
- John Ortiz and Shea Whigham set sail for Kong: Skull Island
- Kingsman 2 runs into a potential scheduling conflict
- Geena Davis would like to return for Beetlejuice 2
- Star Trek Beyond is now shooting in Dubai
- Get a first look at Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Baby
The stars of Inside Out are totally up for a sequel — but if Pixar is planning one, they haven’t let on. Said Katilyn Dias, who voiced Riley:
I have not heard anything about a sequel, but I am hoping that there is one, for sure. I would love to be able to continue working on something as — ‘awesome’ isn’t even a good enough word to describe this — but I would love to continue working on this type of a project.
Phyllis Smith, who played Sadness, echoed her co-star’s comments:
I actually have not heard anything. Of course, I’d be the first on the train to Pixarland to do that. I’m only hoping!
On the other hand, Kyle MacLachlan, who played Riley’s dad, has something even more exciting in mind. “I’m looking forward to the Disney ride. Listen, they did it with Cars,” he told PopSugar.
Everything from the ’90s is coming back, and now that includes Soul Food. Fox 2000 has begun developing More Soul Food, a sequel to the 1997 ensemble drama. According to TheWrap, George Tillman Jr., who wrote and directed the original, is on board to co-write with Nathan Skulnick. In addition, he’ll produce with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Tracey Edmonds. Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long and Mekhi Phifer are expected to return to star.
Does Kong: Skull Island count as a sequel? Technically, right? Since it now follows Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla in giant monster crossover franchise? In any case, Skull Island has now added John Ortiz (HBO’s Togetherness) and Shea Whigham (ABC’s Agent Carter) to an all-star cast that already includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman.
Details on their characters have not been given. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing Kong: Skull Island for release on March 10, 2017.
On the next page: Kingsman, Beetlejuice, Star Trek, and Bridget Jones.