While nothing has been truly official, fans have been going crazy over all this talk over the last year or so about a “Call Me By Your Name” sequel. The idea of Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, and filmmaker Luca Guadagnino coming together again to continue the story that was introduced in the first film has struck a chord with fans. Now, everyone isn’t questioning IF the film will happen, but more like WHEN it will happen. But let’s not put the cart before the horse. According to Hammer, the status of the film isn’t so certain.
Speaking to Vulture, the actor was obviously asked about the status of the ‘CMBYN’ sequel. And unlike previous interviews, where Hammer seemed upbeat and hopeful that the film would be made, he now feels a bit apprehensive about the entire idea of a sequel.
“Timmy’s out! I’m not sure why. Timmy said the only way he’d do it is if they paid him $15 million,” joked Hammer. “No, the truth is, there have been really loose conversations about it, but at the end of the day — I’m sort of coming around to the idea that the first one was so special for everyone who made it, and so many people who watched it felt like it really touched them, or spoke to them.”
He continued, “And it felt like a really perfect storm of so many things, that if we do make a second one, I think we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment. I don’t know that anything will match up to the first, you know?”
In regards to how his co-star and director feel, Hammer said he’s not sure.
“I haven’t had that conversation with them explicitly,” the actor explained. “But I mean, look. If we end up with an incredible script, and Timmy’s in, and Luca’s in, I’d be an asshole to say no. But at the same time, I’m like, ‘That was such a special thing, why don’t we just leave that alone?’”
He goes on to explain that all the excitement surrounding the possibility of a “Call Me By Your Name” sequel is partially the fault of him, Chalamet, and Guadagnino, but that nothing is real, yet. Hammer said, “I’m not sure that it was ever really definitely going to happen. People just seemed so excited about it that we were like, ‘Oh, yeah, fuck it! We’ll do it, sure!’”
Sorry fans, it seems that the ‘CMBYN’ sequel is still just an idea with no real foundation, as of now. But at least you’ll always have the award-winning first film, right?