SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains many, many spoilers for David Fincher's Gone Girl. If you have not seen the film, and do not wish to read details about the ending, please click over to another one of our wonderful articles!
Those who have seen David Fincher's Gone Girl know that the film has a pretty definitive ending. Amy (Rosamund Pike) returns, she gets away with both murder and faking her own death, and Nick (Ben Affleck) is forever trapped in a marriage and raising a family with a complete psychopath. It's a nice a tidy story that wraps up well... but what if we were to get a Gone Girl 2? Weird as it may sound, author Gillian Flynn actually has some ideas.
Speaking with the New York Daily News at the BAFTA LA Annual Awards Season Tea Party, Flynn revealed that she has actually put some thought to the idea of a Gone Girl sequel, and already has big ideas about the direction it could possibly go. Noting that any kind of follow-up wouldn't happen immediately, the author pitched the idea of bringing director David Fincher and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike back together to look in on how the characters and see how they are doing. She told the newspaper,
"We could pick it up and see what those crazy Dunnes are up to a few years down the road and if they got on — not well I don't think."
One can assume that even after a few years removed from the events of Gone Girl Nick won't be able to ever trust Amy again or look at her in the same way. So what if the sequel was about Nick actually plotting to kill his wife? You can still get clever with the crime element of it, as Nick would have to try and be just as crafty and manipulative as his spouse - but there is also a another very interesting media angle that could be used in the story, as certainly the press and public wouldn't be as quick to assume that Nick is the killer after he was proven innocent last time.
Of course, the other side of the coin is the naturally big question of whether a Gone Girl 2 is really necessary. The first film was certainly a huge hit, making $365 million globally on a $61 million reported budget, but the movie really does function all by itself and doesn't exactly beg for a follow up. Gillian Flynn actually getting David Fincher, Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike to return, however, would certainly be a big feather in the sequel's cap, so who can really say at this point what the best future may be.