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Spoilers ahead for Netflix's Bird Box.
Over the past few years, Netflix has dipped its toes into the world of original movies, releasing a variety of new and unique projects to its myriad subscribers. While still trying to break into the world of film, these Netflix movies have become pop culture sensations, with the accessibility of the streaming service offering a wider reach than a traditional theatrical release. Just look at Bird Box for example.
Susanne Bier's apocalyptic drama debuted on Netflix weeks ago, making Bird Box go instantly viral. The dangerous Bird Box challenge has broke the internet, and tons of subscribers tuned in to watch Sandra Bullock see no evil. Actress Rosa Salazar plays Lucy in the film-- one of the survivors, who ended up escaping with her apocalyptic lover. And she's got plans for her own spinoff, as Salazar explained:
We're always scheming on how we're going to do it. We have this dream of doing a sequel where we survived, and leaving was the best thing you could possibly do.
About halfway through Bird Box's runtime, the house that Malorie and the rest of the characters are hiding in goes south. After yet another traumatic near death experience, Lucy and her new boo Felix (Machine Gun Kelly) ultimately decide to separate from the rest of the group. They steal the only car in the house and presumably head back to the local grocery store, never to be seen from again.
As such, Rosa Salazar's comments to LA Times make a great deal of sense. Since Felix and Lucy's fate were never explained, it would be the perfect opportunity to bring a Bird Box spinoff to Netflix, and continue expanding the new world of the film. And while there's no plans for another movie to arrive, the actors' enthusiasm to return may help move the process forward.
Of course, following Bird Box up wouldn't be easy. With audiences privy to the mysterious creatures of the movie and how they work, the suspense wouldn't be quite as palpable in a Bird Box sequel or spinoff. Furthermore, the likes of Lucy and Felix aren't quite as captivating as Sandra Bullock's character Malorie, who was struggling with her disassociation with the world before the apocalypse began, and she became an unwilling mother of two.
Still, how easily Bird Box broke the internet is remarkable, so it make sense that Netflix and the team might want to cash in with another installment. There's just certain challenges involved, the biggest being the lack of source material, since the book of the same name was already adapted into a film.
Bird Box is streaming on Netlflix now. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your trips to the movies this year.