Ethan Hawke Talks About Another Potential Before Sunset Movie
In a recent interview with Collider, actor Ethan Hawke talked openly about potentially making another Before Sunset film with director Richard Linklater. In 1995, Hawke starred in a romantic drama called Before Sunrise and followed it up 9 years later with Before Sunset, with the time in the film matching the time passed in real life. It's an interesting concept and I've heard both films are great to see back-to-back, although Before Sunset is supposedly better. But another sequel? Frosty from Collider says he heard from Linklater that "he's [been kicking] around ideas with Julie [Delpy]." What did Hawke have to say about it?
"The idea that Before Sunrise would ever be qualified as a franchise is so amusing to me," Hawke admits at first. He goes on to talk about how unbelievable it was that they even made a second film because he thought no one saw the first. "My bet is we need to follow exactly the formula which is to let it happen organically," Hawke says, referring to the idea that they'll wait until everyone (Linklater, Delpy, Hawke) feels it's the right time. But at this point, even he's not sure what the story would be about or when it would be set. He adds:
"But my thought is we will make one as soon as everybody has forgotten about it. Rick [Linklater] is going to… it'll probably take Rick to see a window that will want him to revisit these people and then he’ll lasso Julie and I into talking about what’s happened to us."
What it sounds like he's saying is that it will happen eventually whenever Linklater finds time or interest in doing another one. I imagine it wouldn't take too long to shoot and Linklater doesn't exactly have a crowded schedule (he keeps losing projects left and right). I'd love to see him fit it another one of these in the future, just to quickly revisit the concept again, as Hawke says it could be about "how time affects people and how we change." Who knows if it'll ever happen. How many people are fans of these two films? Do you want to see another one sometime in the near future? Or is better to leave them untouched exactly the way they are?