Hayden Christensen Says 'Jumper' Sequel is Being Discussed
Though he tried his hardest, Hayden Christensen didn't fully ruin the sci-fi action movie Jumper. Sure, Mannequin Skywalker didn't make it better, but despite its many shortcomings, I found a certain amount of enjoyment in the concept, plot and Jamie Bell's infinitely higher quality performance. However, that doesn't mean I'm entirely excited about recent talk with Christensen at MTV, who revealed there have been recent talks about a sequel to Jumper. Of course, since Christensen is out promoting the mess that is Takers, he's going to reference higher profile projects to gain more attention no matter how likely or unlikely it may be.
If you have not seen Jumper, then you may want to put on your earmuffs (or your very dark sunglasses, I guess) to avoid spoiling the end of the first film with this sequel talk. Christensen hopes the sequel ends up going "somewhere a little darker." Of course at the end of the first film we learn that David's (Christensen) mother works as a paladin for the organization that has employed Samuel L. Jackson to track down all the jumpers, so Christensen sees the obvious angle there as well as another more intriguing one referencing his character's briefly seen younger sibling. The actor says, "it was sort of set up in a way it's gonna be mother hunting son and possibly even maybe sister hunting brother. We're talking about it, trying to figure it out."
It'd be quite interesting to see David's sister take on the family biz and chase after him and other jumpers, but I'm not so certain that the sequel will end up happening. Like I said, Christensen is probably trying to get as much attention upon himself and Takers, so mentioning a sequel to a somewhat popular big budget project is a good way to do that. We've heard him talk about sequels in the past, but it has been over two years since the first one was released with no one clamoring for a sequel at all. I can't say I'm completely disinterested, but it's not exactly high on my anticipation list. Anyone else want this Jumper sequel?