With the success of ‘The Irishman’, fans are expecting to see more of Frank Sheeran’s life through Martin Scorsese’s lense. But will there be a ‘The Irishman 2’?
Are you one of those fans who are expecting ‘The Irishman 2’ despite all odds? Based on the book ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’, ‘The Irishman’ drew a record of 17.1 million viewers in the US within a span of its first 5 days. This alone puts into perspective the love fans that have for Scorsese’s movies. But sadly, the perfectionist director does not have any records of making sequels. Could ‘The Irishman’ sequel be an anomaly that we have all been waiting for?
- Will there be a sequel to ‘The Irishman’?
- Scorsese versus Netflix— Two ideologies that are worlds apart
- All about ‘The Irishman 2’— Plot, Release Date.
Martin Scorsese has given us The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Aviator, Goodfellas, Casino, and many many more. But what he has not given us is a sequel to any of his movies. All his stories are freshly baked and for single use only. Many directors who have earned a big name in Hollywood have not shied away from exploring sequels when the storyline (or the fans) demanded one. But such a need has not compelled Scorsese to give in.
One of his finest works (and his latest), ‘The Irishman’ touched the hearts of many audience. Thus, undoubtedly, there is chatter for a ‘The Irishman’ sequel. But will Scorsese be willing to direct ‘The Irishman 2’? Prior to that, will there ever be a ‘The Irishman’ sequel?
Netflix vs Scorsese
As history suggests, Netflix’s ideology is worlds apart from Scorsese’s. While the latter avoids sequels, Netflix is known for the various sequels to its popular movies and series. But could ‘The Irishman 2’ be possible without Scorsese? Well, it surely is a wild imagination to be in!
I Heard You Paint Houses
If you are still reading this article with high hope of a sequel, you must have seen the movie. And if you have seen it, you know that it is a complete tale. (With 3.5 hrs to tell a whole story, there is little scope of leaving anything out!) Surely, Scorsese left no pages of ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’ unturned when he traced the story of Frank Sheeran. At least as much story as Frank Sheeran narrated in the book before he died in December 2003.
So, the chances of another movie that is centered on Frank’s life are very thin. What’s more, the Irishman had a huge cast of big Hollywood names. It was not an easy cast to gather. So much so that Joe Pesci came out of retirement for the movie! On top of that, it is not every day that Al Pacino and Robert De Niro share the screen space for a gangster movie.
While it would be a difficult task to convince all of them to come back, it might be the factor that tempts Netflix to take up ‘The Irishman 2’. If (and it is a big if!) ever the sequel for Martin Scorsese’s movie gets a green flag, here is everything that the movie will be—
The Irishman 2 — Plot, Release Date
We have seen Frank Sheeran’s life as much as Frank ‘The Irishman’ Shareen has narrated about in his book. Until now, his movie was all about real events with real details and the real emotions that he went through. But a sequel to ‘The Irishman’ will definitely be based on a fictional plot and thus will have space for creativity.
Such a story might be based on Frank Sheeran’s army days that changed him and turned him into a man who can kill without guilt. For such a storyline, it would not be necessary for Scorsese to cast Robert De Niro. While Martin Scorsese might not be in for the idea of the sequel, ‘The Irishman 2’, it is hard to imagine that he would not take up any control for this child project. But there is one thing that we know for sure, it is that Netflix will be the platform that distributes ‘The Irishman 2’.
Irishman 2 Release Date
Currently, Martin Scorsese has a project line up— Killer of the Flower Moon. With this project at his hand, it would not be before 2023 that any news of ‘The Irishman sequel’ reaches our ears.
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