"Before coronavirus I had a trip to the United States to meet a writer I love very much, whose name I don't want to say, to talk about the second part. Unfortunately we had to cancel it. Of course, it is a great pleasure to work with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel and the other actors. Everyone will be in the new movie."
That quote -- which I translated using Google so apologies if it's at all mangled -- comes from you betcha it does Luca Guadagnino talking to the Spanish website La Republica about a Call Me By Your Name sequel, giving us the clearest indication -- as in he said it, with words -- that the sequel is happening and that every damn actor is gonna be back. It's not the first time Luca's made it clear he wants to do the sequel -- he's said it several times, and it's not too outlandish given Andre Aciman released a book that did just that last fall -- but this is the first time he's been so definitive about things. If the translation's right, anyway. So this was a nice thing to read during quarantine. I like to think about the peach.
In related news I don't think I ever linked to this other interview with Luca at Vulture that happened a couple of weeks ago, wherein he shared how he's been spending his quarantine. It's exactly how you'd expect, bless him.