Sharlto Copley Says District 9 Sequel Starts In 2 Years, Might Be A Prequel
Poor Sharlto Copley is about to go on the publicity rounds to promote The A-Team, which means he's going to be asked nonstop about when the District 9 sequel will film, if he'll be involved in it, how they'll come up with a plot, etc. etc. Getting things started is Empire Magazine, whom Copley told the plan is to start work on District 10-- or whatever they're calling it-- in two years.
"Neil wants it and I want it. Neil's doing another film first. Then I think if everything goes according to plan we'll do the second film in about two years time. That story can go in so many different ways. Therešs a whole universe. I'm sure a lot of writers say that, but we actually have an entire universe.
I'm sure Copley didn't intend that last statement to be a slight jab against James Cameron, but really, he's right-- District 9 really wouldn't stand up to an Aliens-level sequel, and if they want to keep Wikus involved, well, I'll just let you figure that out sans-spoiler. It sounds like we've got a while to let Blomkamp and Copley plan things out, and plenty of time to pester them about details-- including that darned A-Team publicity tour. Put on your brave face, Sharlto! We appreciate it!
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