“I believe that there is sometimes in life the opportunity to meet good people, who are only for the best. And I think it’s very cinematic to follow their stories. I wouldn’t call it a sequel. [The term] sequel is really cold. I admire sequels, but it’s very cold. Like for instance, the sequel to Batman, Batman Returns, it is a masterpiece and it is a sequel. But I don’t see any kind of new episodes [in the lives] of Elio, Oliver and Annella and Isaac and everybody else, as a sequel. I think hopefully it’s gonna be a new chapter in a chronicle and maybe in time we’ll have a box set of the chronicles of life of these people.”
-- Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria opens in New York and Los Angeles today (read my review right here) so what better time to talk to Luca about the proposed Call Me By Your Name sequel? The Playlist has a lot more from him on it, specifics and such (although he admits he's been awfully busy to get down to the nitty-gritty just yet), click on over for the rest. I like his defense of continuing the story on for a second film, as stated above, the best. I maintain a wait-and-see attitude when it comes to a second film - with a filmmaker as talented as him writing the whole idea off seems hella foolish. Also the man knows that Batman Returns is a masterpiece! Give the man a hand! Or a flipper, even!