If you told me that you thought that there’s a chance Richard Linklater would make a Boyhood sequel a few months back, I probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. However, then Linklater actually opened up to the idea. Linklater once told a Sundance audience that he’s got no plans to make another movie with the Boyhood cast, but back in February, he admitted that he started thinking, “The 20s are pretty formative, you know?”
As someone who’s wrapping up her 20s, the idea of seeing Mason (Ellar Coltrane) move through that portion of his life certainly sounds very appealing, so while talking to Ethan Hawke for his upcoming movie, Good Kill, I opted to ask him if he heard anything from Linklater regarding another Boyhood movie. Here’s what he said:
“No. I feel that Boyhood was so unique and the reason why it works is because it actually does have a beginning, middle and end. All of us Americans understand the grid of 1st through 12th grade. And it’s the one time in our life when we’re all on the same grid, and then high school ends and we’re shotgun blast into our lives. I mean, I think Rick is open to anything, so he’s kind of misleading you to say that. He’d think about doing anything.”
Hawke’s certainly got a point, but after warming up to the idea of Boyhood chapter two, it is a bit of a bummer to hear that there hasn’t been any discussion about continuing on. However, on the bright side, at least Linklater already has more on the way. That’s What I’m Talking About is in the can and he might be directing the Where’d You Go, Bernadette adaptation as well.