In 2033, when you feel like taking the robot wife out to dinner and a 4D movie on your tandem jet pack, an Oliver Stone-directed Wall Street 3 may be among your options. The first sequel–titled Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps–hits theaters this September, nearly 23 years after the 1987 original. In an interview with Reuters*, the inquisitor jokingly asked whether a similar time frame would yield a third movie in the franchise. Stone responded, “Why not? We left it open at the end in a way on which we can hang a Wall Street 3. We’ll have Gekko back and maybe Josh Brolin, too.” More after the jump:
If money indeed stays very awake for Money Never Sleeps, and Fox has financial motivation to keep the franchise going, we could very well see a sequel in the next couple of years or so. The cast additions of Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, and Josh Brolin are all good for either buzz, publicity, or credibility, and there seems to be public interest in revisiting the character of Gordon Gekko several decades later. Plus, given the original’s famous maxim, “Greed is good,” it stands to reason that Stone and co. subscribe to the Hollywood corollary, “Sequels are good.”
I think a 2033 Wall Street flick would be interesting, if only to see Stone’s take when Wall Street has been allotted as a petting zoo for the children of the Chinese government, our new rulers (what?).
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps:
Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gordon Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. Looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter, Gekko forms an alliance with her fiancé Jacob (Shia LaBeouf), and Jacob begins to see him as a father figure. But Jacob learns the hard way that Gekko – still a master manipulator and player – is after something very different from redemption.