Martin Freeman: No Sequel For ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy’

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” ended with Zaphod, Trillian, Marvin and Arthur traveling toward Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe – oddly appropriate, perhaps, given that the Great Prophet Zarquon will return before another movie adaptation of Douglas Adams’ sci-fi comedy, said “Guide” star Martin Freeman.

“There isn’t [any possibility of a sequel] at this point,” Freeman said, insisting that a sequel was deader than Hotblack Desiato (and not just for tax purposes). “I found that out from the horse’s mouth, [director] Garth Jennings. I had dinner with him and he said [the first one] just didn’t do well enough.”

It’s actually a blessing in disguise for Freeman, he said (and probably for fans, as well, since the first movie was mostly harmful toward our memory of the radio and book series).

“It’s kind of cool with me because I just got out of being Tim from ’The Office.’ To go straight from that to being Arthur Dent for the next 12 years of my life wouldn’t have been too cool,” he said.

It’s a mystery worthy of the pandimensional mice: Why didn’t a “Hitchhiker’s” film work? And what do you make of news that there will be no sequel? Sound off below.