During an exclusive interview with Collider for his new film fast train, David Leitsch discussed the possibility of a 2021 sequel to the film No one. With Bob Odenkirk as an ordinary suburban dad who becomes a John Wick-Caliber Killing Machine After two petty thieves broke into her home, the film was a hit with critics and audiences alike and an early indication of a post-pandemic box office rebound. It seemed like a likely candidate for another film, given how much more there was to explore and that post-credits scene that suggests Hutch Mansell won’t be leaving the assassin world anytime soon.
Leitch expressed how much the first film meant to everyone involved and how fun it was to work on the project with this cast and crew. More importantly, he noted everyone’s excitement, including the studio behind it, to return to Hutch’s world with a possible sequel. “Oh, I think everyone’s really excited,” he told Collider. “Everyone involved is saying, ‘Full steam ahead.’ We’re in the scripting process and I think we had so much fun doing it, Kelly and I had a blast, the actors had a blast, the studio loved the results and it’s happening, I mean, I think it happening as fast as we can make it happen.”
Despite the desire to make a sequel, things don’t always turn out that way for one reason or another. Leitch allayed those fears when asked if he believed the world of No one would truly return to screens and show his utmost faith in the film. “Yes, I do,” he replied. “I do because there are those specific journeys that you go on and they’re just undeniable experiences for the people involved. And this was one of them. And I think we all want to go back and play in that universe. and we want to see Bob bring that character back to life.”
However, Leitch isn’t the only member of the production who has dreamed of a sequel. Earlier, Collider spoke with John Wick creator and No one writer Derek Kolstad who already had the opening scene for the sequel in mind less than a month after the film came out. Connie Nielsenwho plays Hutch’s wife Becca in the film, also did an interview with the site in which she pondered the idea of a sequel that not only continues Hutch’s assassin exploits with his father (Christopher Lloyd) and brother (RZA), but also explored Becca and Hutch’s past.
Leitch returns to the big screen as his new highly stylized action comedy fast train Theatrical releases on August 5th. He also spoke about his latest project, the upcoming movie The case guy during the interview. This project, currently in pre-production, will pair him with Superstar Ryan Gosling, giving Leitch another talented clue to work with. Leitch continued as producer No onewhich came from the director Ilya Naischuller.
No one can be streamed on Hulu and HBO Max. Check out the video below to see Naishuller dissect some of the film’s Easter eggs and action scenes using Collider’s own Steve Weintraub.