"Well, I mean, a lot of the discussions around doing a second movie are 'what are the obligations to your audience?' Like, what do we owe them? What has to be there, what do we have to see, and what do they expect to see, and what can we get away with not seeing? I actually feel that-- and its odd, because Hollywood executives argue that 'you need the mythology, the reasoning. We have to understand more'. There's a piece of me that... I would think that 90-95% of our audience could care less why they're immortal. I would honestly be very surprised if there was more than 5-10% of the audience that was actually very concerned. That's not to say the other 95% would be upset if there was an answer! But they would be pretty pissed off if the answer was, say, midi-chlorians. If you're going to answer that, its gotta be a solid answer, its gotta be good. (...) I would argue that what the audience wants is that they want to see the characters they love (...) doing things that are fun and cool, and give [the audience] more about who [the characters] are. I would argue that... flashbacks to Joe and Nicky meeting are far more important in a potential second film than an explanation on how they became immortal and why. The audience is going to eat more popcorn when they get to see them meet for the first time. The same thing goes for Booker or Andy."
Greg on the tOG sequel and the origin of the immortality
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