Why Emily Blunt Doesn't Actually Want A Devil Wears Prada Sequel

Emily Blunt In The Devil Wears Prada 2

Emily Blunt is quite busy these days. She's currently out and about promoting the new horror movie A Quiet Place, and she has Mary Poppins Returns coming up later this year. However, what has seemed to be most on people's minds lately is whether or not Emily Blunt would be interested in a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada, the 2006 movie that really helped to kickstart her career. The actress recently explained on The Jess Cagle Interview that she wouldn't be out on a sequel if everyone else was in; however, there's a reason she doesn't really want The Devil Wears Prada 2 to happen. She said:

If everyone did it I would be up for it. I don't know if there's going to be a second film. I almost hope it doesn't because I think sometimes when you sequel everything [it] kind of dilutes how special the original is.

The Devil Wears Prada came out during a time period when rom-coms were still being made on the regular. It was also made during a time when most movies that came out were not setting up a sequel. Thanks to some wonderful performances by Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway and the iconic Meryl Streep (not to mention Stanley Tucci), The Devil Wears Prada has lived on in the collective pop culture memory. So much so that Emily Blunt is still getting asked about the gig and whether she would do another, and she told The Jess Cagle Interview that she feels the original was "special" and stands on its own. She doesn't seem to want to really try to recreate the experience in a second movie in order to make more money off of a sequel.

On the bright side, if you've been gung ho about a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada ever since it came out over a decade ago, Emily Blunt doesn't totally say "no" here. She spoke out on Late Night with Seth Meyers a few days ago, and the actress said she "would love it" about making a sequel, also mentioning that her co-star Stanley Tucci is also now her brother-in-law. Now, she seems to have flip-flopped a little bit; however, she still says she would do a second movie if everyone else were down. So, all hope is not lost.

Although there a bunch of sequels, remakes and reboots in the works right now at the various movie studios, The Devil Wears Prada 2 is not one that is currently in development. As we've noted previously, Emily Blunt is quite busy this year, and if she wasn't so busy, the sequel she would probably be doing would be Edge of Tomorrow 2. In addition, Anne Hathaway has movies like Ocean's 8 and The Hustle coming. Meryl Streep also has Mary Poppins Returns and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again coming out. Stanley Tucci has a slew of movies, including Show Dogs and Patient Zero, coming out. Still, unlike a lot of these other sequels, The Devil Wears Prada actually has a sequel already out there called Revenge Wears Prada. So there is source material to back this sort of movie. Plus, the thought of a second movie poster with a devilish stiletto front and center is tantalizing, although these days those heels are likely to be a bit chunkier...

To find out what is coming to theaters in 2018, take a look at our full movies schedule, and go see Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place, in theaters now.

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