Michael B. Jordan Not Sure If The Friday Night Lights Movie Will Really Happen

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When you love a TV show, you know that eventually it’s got to come to an end. So, let’s say that day comes and the creators wrap it up rather neatly. Yes, it’s nice to end on a high note, but it’s impossible not to want more-- and that's usually in the form of a movie that the creators themselves hope will happen. That's the situation surrounding plenty of shows, not least among them Friday Night Lights

While chatting Chronicle with the actor who plays Vince Howard, Michael B. Jordon, he discussed whether or not the new Friday Night Lights movie should happen at all. “I don’t know. It’s rough. I think I’m playing devil’s advocate; it can go both sides of the fence.” Jordan continued, “There’s so many different takes that you can put on it, but definitely Jason Katims, if he’s writing the script, he’ll probably do a tasteful job with incorporating the characters that everybody loves and new characters maybe.”

While Jordan was certainly willing to discuss the potential of the Friday Night Lights film, he also noted, “I just don’t know how real that movie is, so I can’t really talk about it so much.” We got a similarly weary reaction from Connie Britton back in December. She noted that Peter Berg was a busy guy, so the movie wouldn’t even be able to shoot until the end of next year. No, not a total thumbs down, but then she threw in, “if it happens at all.”

It’s pretty clear that Friday Night Lights the movie won’t be happening anytime soon, but the idea still seems to have some force. Britton also mentioned, “But everybody really wants to make it happen,” and apparently, everybody includes Jordan. He exclaimed, “If they called me up and go, ‘Hey man, I need you to play Vince,’ I’ll go, ‘Okay, cool. Perfect! When do we shoot?’”

Even if that shooting day does come, the big question is, who’ll even be part of it? Without spoiling the show for the folks who’ve yet to finish, it’s tough to imagine a plot that could possible bring the series’ main players back together again beyond the Taylors. In any case, it looks as though we’ll have quite a while to mull this one over.

Perri Nemiroff

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.