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‘The Woman King’ Star Reveals John Boyega Has A Great Idea For A Sequel


Sep 23, 2022

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The thrill a couple of doable sequel to The Girl King is intensifying, with a well-known member of the forged already imagining a possible plot.

Talking to Selection, South African star Thuso Mbedu shared that her co-star John Boyega has developed an intriguing idea for a follow-up to the critically acclaimed movie. She describes Boyega’s imaginative and prescient as a deep dive into the advanced nature of his character, King Ghezo, who historical past describes as a usurper and slave dealer. Boyega means that the subsequent installment of the movie explores the grim features of the monarch’s rule and the internecine wrestle in his kingdom.

“John’s concept is superb…Mainly, to return to the historical past of the Dahomey — the place [Ghezo] isn’t actually a good king in actual historical past. He would need us to the touch on that in the second. What if we see him as extra of a villain? That sort of scenario. And I used to be like, ‘That’s good!’ It might be cool to see him in a special gentle.”

She defined that the movie’s director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, will not be usually focused on making sequels, however her thoughts modified when Mbedu instructed her about Boyega’s concept.

“I texted Gina the opposite day about it [and] she was like, ‘Ah, truly that would work,’ after which began bouncing concepts and I’m like, ‘Gina, fall asleep!’ And she or he was like, ‘No my thoughts is ticking already.’ So, we don’t know. Solely Sony will inform us”

Whereas it’s nonetheless too quickly for the studio to decide to a follow-up, earlier this week, Sony Movement Image Group co-chairman Josh Greenstein and TriStar Photos president Nicole Brown expressed their delight within the movie’s resounding success. Each agree that a sequel is likely to be within the playing cards if the robust viewers turnout continues.

The movie stars Academy Award winner Viola Davis and tells the story of the Agojie, an elite group of ladies warriors who defended the Kingdom of Dahomey for 300 years till the area turned a French protectorate.

The Girl King is at the moment enjoying in theaters.

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