Normally, we go to the big stars to get movie info that we can then deliver to you. But when we recently brought up the topic of "Sin City 2" to Alexis Bledel, she turned the table and started asking us the questions.
"Are they still planning to do that?" she asked incredulously. "You're the first one telling me about it."
Last month, an article in "The Hollywood Reporter" reinforced that the highly-anticipated sequel is still scheduled to hit theaters sometime in 2009. With all the CGI involved, one would think they'd have to begin shooting soon -- but such principal talents as Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez are otherwise occupied, and actors like Bledel report that their phones haven't rung.
"I haven't heard anything, but I'll have to ask some questions now," she insisted.
And while Bledel acknowledged that the hard-boiled film series could carry on without her sweet-natured Old Town prostitute Becky, she hopes it won't. "It's questionable, because in the last scene [you saw me], technically I'm supposed to die. There's an assassin in the elevator with me and you assume I'm dead," she shrugged. "But they've said that maybe I'm not dead. So, I don't know what happens in that elevator … Maybe I killed the assassin. That'd be awesome!"
Even if she did die, "Sin City 2" is expected to be a prequel, which would allow such other dead characters as Marv (Mickey Rourke), Goldie (Jaime King) and Manute (Michael Clarke Duncan) to return. And with Miller re-writing "A Dame to Kill For" to include a new story for Jessica Alba's Nancy Callahan, it seems like anything goes.
If and when we ever get "Sin City 2" remains to be seen, but this much is clear: Alexis Bledel will pass the time with August's release of the decidedly-different "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," and she'll soon be picking up a copy of "Dame" just to see if Becky's even in the damn thing.
"I haven't seen the book they're basing this one on, so I don't know," she grinned. "I'm going to find out!"
In your opinion, what "Sin City" characters are mandatory must-haves in a sequel?