Ethan Hawke Says He's Planning Another 'Before Sunrise' Sequel With Julie Delpy And Richard Linklater

On paper, Before Sunset, Richard Linklater's 2004 sequel to his delicate 1995 film Before Sunrise, shouldn't have worked. The ambiguity of Sunrise's ending was what left the story, which follows French Celine (Julie Delpy) and American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) as they spend one perfectly romantic evening roaming the streets of Vienna, feeling so bittersweet. To actually answer the question of what had happened to the characters seemed like it would only ruin the mystery.

Instead, Before Sunset proved to be another rich, textured love story every bit the equal of its predecessor, as an older and wiser Celine and Jesse reunited in Paris — with, of course, another deliciously open ending. And now Hawke reveals that he, Delpy, and Linklater may be returning to that well a third time, with another movie revolving around the couple. More details after the jump.

Normally, I'd have my reservations about tampering with two beloved characters, but Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke clearly have Celine and Jesse down. I can't wait to see where the new film takes them, if indeed it does happen. And if that goes well, who knows — maybe we'll get to check in with the pair a fourth time in 2022.