We all crave things that are actually dreadful for us, whether it’s junk food or approval from society. However, the continuation to Call Me By Your Name is at the top of the list. Luca Guadagnino’s gay catnip film launched our king Timothée Chalamet to prominence and spurred almost a half-decade of queer appropriation as well as age-gap debates while staying an untouchable masterpiece.
Call Me By Your Name 2: Will There Be A Sequel?
Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name 2 movie, which he and his team teased for three years, seems to have been canceled. Luca was questioned about the sequel’s developing stage in a conversation with Deadline during the first day of filming for Bones & All, his upcoming cannibal film starring Timmy alongside CMBYN co-star Michael Stuhlbarg.
After James Ivory, who received an Oscar for his modification of André Aciman’s novel, dropped out, he reached a different screenwriter to collaborate on the script. With the initial leads including Armie Hammer, onboard, things appeared to be moving in the right direction. However, the tides have shifted.
Luca told Deadline, “The truth of the matter is, my heart is still there, but I’m working on this movie now and I’m hopefully going to do Scarface soon, and I have many projects and so will focus on this side of the Atlantic and the movies I want to make.”
This isn’t unexpected, given Armie Hammer’s present situation, which includes his agency and publicist leaving him after a number of claims regarding his off-screen behavior surfaced.
Recasting appears impossible considering that the two primary performances carry the film for the most part, and it appears that the project would not exist without him. Timothée Chalamet has also begun his shift to big motion pictures, with a busy year planned for him, involving his Wonka origin story, which will include rigorous physical training and months-long filming. Chalamet may not have the time to complete it anyhow.
How was ‘Call Me By Your Name’?
Call Me By Your Name is a 2017 film about a 17-year-old boy named Elio (Timothée Chalamet) as well as a graduate student named Oliver (Armie Hammer), who has come to meet for the summertime.
The film, set in the 1980s in Italy, is a mix of the coming-of-age narrative, romance, and slice-of-life drama. The Academy Awards nominated Call Me By Your Name for Best Picture and then awarded it for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Overall, the movie was well-received by the critics. Along with its Oscar nominations, The National Board of Review called Call Me By Your Name one of the top ten films of the year. The film was acclaimed at first for its performances and musical choices, but also its role in helping to bring more LGBTQ+ narratives to the Oscars stage.
It also grossed over $40 million at the movie office, indicating that it gained a lot of momentum following its premiere at Sundance in January 2017.
That’s all there is to it. Now that the Call Me By Your Name sequel has been essentially canceled, you have a reason to re-watch the incredible original, knowing that no sequel will ever be able to match it.