Will there be an 'After' 2 movie?

15 April 2019, 17:54

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Is an After movie sequel in the works? Fans are already eager for Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes to return as Tessa and Hardin in an After 2–After We Collide film.

Will there be an After 2 movie? After hit theatres earlier this month, as Anna Todd's long-awaited characters finally arrived on the big screen. Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes play the role of Tessa and Hardin, the film's protagonists, whose fate as a couple hangs in the balance after a heartbreaking revelation at the end of the film.

We know there is more source material for a follow up to the first After film, but will it happen?

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Warning: Spoilers ahead

Will there be an After 2 movie?

No official announcements have been made about a follow up to After but Anna Todd and director Jenny Gage have hinted strongly that a sequel could be made a reality.

In a recent interview with Regal, Jenny Gage appeared to confirm that a sequel was, indeed, "in the works".

Watch below from 3:08 for Jenny Gage's response to questions of an After sequel.

Elsewhere, After author and producer Anna Todd revealed that she feels the film is in "a good place" for a sequel.

“Luckily, we made an indie film for not that much money, so I don’t want to jinx it, but I feel like we’re in a good place for the second one,” Todd told IB Times. “But, we never know. You never know if people will show up or not.”

Todd also revealed to the publication that she and a mystery collaborator are "working really well together" on a script and she's "excited".

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Celebrities Visit Build - April 11, 2019. Picture: Getty

Critically, After has garnered mixed reviews, even from fans of the book. However, it is not clear what role, if any, the film's critical response will play in a decision to make a sequel.

Deadline reports that, though the film only made $6.2 million in the US its opening weekend, After's overseas performance was stronger, which should come as welcome news to fans hoping for a continuation of Hessa's story.

Tessa Hardin
Tessa Hardin. Picture: Aviron Pictures/Trailer Screenshot

What would After 2 be about?: After We Collide

After is just the first in a series of novels from Anna Todd. Chronologically, a film based on the second book, After We Collide, would presumably be the next adventure.

Per the book's Amazon synopsis:

Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose.... except her. After We Collided... Life will never be the same.

After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship - and Hardin's mysterious past - Tessa is beside herself. Hardin will always be... Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior - or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It's just not that easy.

Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He's not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change... for love?

Hardin and Tessa will definitely have some hurdles to overcome if they get a second outing. Jenny Gage and Anna Todd seem optimistic about a follow up, so perhaps fans should follow their lead.

What do you guys think? Do you want a After sequel?