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The Sopranos creator confirms the possibility of an additional film

‘I’d be in in a heartbeat,’ said the show’s OG creator David Chase

Last month, the director of The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story revealed whisperings of a sequel to the prequel film. Now, the show’s original creator, David Chase, has confirmed these suspicions.

In an interview with Deadline, Chase said that he would be happy to do a sequel to The Many Saints Of Newark, the upcoming prequel film, on the condition that he could co-write the script with longtime writer Terence Winter.

“The idea of doing another one, and doing it with David, I’d be in in a heartbeat,” Winter later told the publication. “Absolutely.”

In another Deadline interview, Chase said that the potential film would take place “after this movie’s over, before the TV show starts”.

“There’s a lot of stories that exist already because of the mythology, and working with Terry would be great,” Chase said. “He and I in that world again, I think we’d have a good time. I wouldn’t do it on my own, and I would not do it with anybody else. If Warners (sic) wanted it, they own it, they can do whatever they want.”

Speaking on The Many Saints Of Newark, which he was not involved in, Winter added that he “absolutely loved the movie”.

“I’ve seen it a couple of times,” he said. “I was really on the fence about whether David should even do it. You know, let’s leave it alone. But the more he told me about his ideas, obviously it couldn’t be in better hands than David and Alan Taylor.”

“I knew it would be good, I just didn’t know how much I was going to love it. To me, it felt like the show tonally, like it was the show, but not the show. It just felt light, tonally, like what we did. The cast was great and Alessandro Nivola was just incredible. Seeing Michael Gandolfini, there were so many moments where he was his dad.”

The Many Saints Of Newark is currently scheduled to be released in UK cinemas on October 22. Watch the trailer below.