Thankfully Liam Neeson Casts Serious Doubt on Making a 'Taken 3'
The sequel to the surprising action hit Taken, the aptly titled Taken 2 (though it should really be called Taken Too), is nearly here. The sequel finds retired CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) in Istanbul where he and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter years ago. With such an anticipated sequel, it stands to reason that there might be another sequel in our midst (we know that Hollywood loves sequels and remakes). But thankfully, the lead action man himself doesn't think that he would come back for a third round to rip throats, snap necks and kick asses. Read on!
Speaking with Empire, Neeson seems to be aware that perhaps even the idea of his family being in danger again might be a bit hard to believe. When asked whether or not he would do a Taken 3, Neeson said:
"I don't see it. I don't think it's going to happen. I really don't. I can't see a possible scenario where audiences wouldn't go, 'Oh, come on...! She's taken again?'"
I'm just happy he didn't give the standard publicity response of something like, "You never know. I'd have to see a script first." Empire went on to ask about a plot element from the first film that doesn't show up in Taken 2: his daughter's singing career. Neeson playfully responded, "Of course, what about her singing career? I'd forgotten all about that. Taken 5: Kim's First Concert." Whoa, Taken 5? Maybe Neeson actually has some tricks up his sleeve to get Taken 3: Third Time's a Charm and the next sequel Taken 4 the Fourth Time. Sounds like we have a slew of blockbuster hits on our hands. Taken 2 hits theaters on October 5th.