In Hollywood, a success can never be just a success. The public receives a project well and talks of sequels and franchises begin to buzz almost immediately. (HBO just renewed Girls for a fifth season and we're only one episode into the fourth. Talk about presumptuous.) To that note, the success of David Fincher's screen adaptation of Gone Girl is already garnering sequel talk, and author Gillian Flynn told the New York Daily News that she was open to the idea.
"There could be a sequel at some point if everyone is game to get the gang back together," Flynn said. "It could be really fun a few years from now to pick it up and see what those crazy Dunnes are up to a few years down the road and if they got on — not well I don’t think."
Before you play the spoiler card, know that the conversation surrounding a potential GG sequel spoils nothing. Gone Girl newbies can still experience the twist that made the story such a polarizing success. Once you do, however, you might feel a similar hesitancy towards the sequel idea. There's a unique insanity in the characters Flynn has crafted that made reading (and watching) such a cathartic experience; trying to extend their story would require Flynn to push these characters (and the audience) over a line that already felt extreme. Plus, it would require a hell of a lot more blood. (Vanity Fair)