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After numerous false rumors, just like the first time around, Sex and the City 2 is now officially happening.
Last Wednesday (I know, I’m behind on this), all four original women (Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis) signed on for the sequel, as well as series director and writer, Michael Patrick King. After the success of the first movie being produced for $65 million, and bringing in international box office of $415,252,786 ($152,647,258 of that domestically), a sequel was all but definite.
I hate to say it, but as excited as was for the first movie, I simply have not had time to watch it yet. I know, I know, shame on me. I even have the DVD sitting here, and I just have not been able to found the time yet, mainly because it has a running time of 2 hours, 30 minutes. As much as I love the series, that’s the equivalent of 5 episodes in one shot. What were they thinking? While I hate movies only being 90 minutes, 2.5 hours seems a tad on the long side for such a project. I will finally watch it, I just have to find the time somewhere.
So, now comes the question of where the story will go. They have already promised no baby is planned for Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie character, to which I say “thank goodness!”, so it really is open ended to where this story could go. I’m almost wondering, and mind you this is pure speculation, if it might be time for one of the four women to die. Sam, Kim Cattrall’s character, has already battled cancer, and she is the oldest of the four in the story, perhaps it would be time for the cancer to reappear. I highly doubt this possibility as it would kill off a potential third film, but it would be interesting. With the Carrie/Big (Chris Noth… who is not mentioned as having signed yet) storyline wrapped up, there really are no dangling plot lines to deal with, they have a clean slate… so where do they go?
I know SatC isn’t my normal readership’s cup of tea, but for those of you who follow it, where do you think they will go with it?