Last April, it was revealed that we would be getting a sequel to 2013’s World War Z from director David Fincher, after some thought it wasn’t possible after so many people downloaded the movie illegally – and because it was a bit of a general disappointment as well, opting for a safe PG-13 rating.
We haven’t heard much about it since that last update, but now, in an interview with Little White Lies, Fincher revealed that it’s still being worked on:
“World War Z? We’re trying. A lot of stones have been laid,” Fincher said when talking how a big-budget blockbuster sequel compares to working with smaller studios. “We’re just deconstructing it right now against the mythology that exists to see where we can go.”
With his impressive filmography, it’s hard not to take his word on this one. Though, back in October the director took a shot at Marvel Studios movies – much to the dismay of many Marvel fans:
“…there’s a very large talent pool of people who are- don’t feel there’s much for them in terms of sustenance working for Marvel. And I think that if we can make a playground for them that is thoughtful, adult, interesting, complex, challenging stories and figure out ways to pull them into it, there’s a chance at something that isn’t lassoed and hogtied by three acts. And there’s something else that doesn’t have to be 22-minute half hour or have a cliffhanger. I think it is an exciting time.”
It doesn’t appear likely that we’ll see Fincher doing a Marvel movie anytime soon, but stranger things have happened before. As far as the sequel to World War Z, we’ll just have to wait and see.
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