Did you take my advice and check out “Hanna” over the weekend? Something tells me that a bunch of you did. Although it wasn’t the number one movie at the box-office, it managed to beat Russell Brand’s “Arthur” for second place. In other words, “Hanna” may have just missed the box-office’s heart, but she was certainly close to the mark.
So, let’s review: a successful opening weekend for a character that, in my opinion, has tons of franchise potential — could it be long before we hear official talk of a sequel? When I spoke with leading lady Saoirse Ronan last week, I put the question to her — and unsurprisingly, it wasn’t the first time she’d been asked about sequels.
“[Director Joe Wright and I have] talked about it a little bit because journalists keep bringing it up,” she said with a laugh. “You’re like the tenth one or something, at least!”
“But it’s great that people have that kind of reaction to it,” she quickly added, affirming that, yes, she would love to pursue a “Hanna” sequel.
“Yeah, I’d love to,” she said. “Obviously it depends on how the movie does and things like that, but it’d be something I’d be up for.”
With the solid box-office numbers in place, maybe it’s just a matter of finding the right story at this point. Luckily, Ronan has some ideas.
“We were trying to come up with a sequel story the other day,” she said. “Maybe she would go to New York City or something like that, or become a celebrity. Maybe she’ll go to space!”
Err, space? Maybe not. But Ronan is open for suggestions — in fact, she’d like to hear from you! — and, even better, is wide open to the idea of more “Hanna.”
“It’d be good to do,” she said. “If the story was as well developed as the first one and it wasn’t just for the sake of doing a sequel, it’d be great fun.”
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