Robert Pattinson and Tom Hardy have become popular candidates to lead Side / Off 2, which was recently announced. On Thursday it was announced that a new Face / Off movie was in process with Godzilla vs. Kong filmmaker Adam Wingard on board to direct and write the script with Simon Barrett. Wingard and Barrett have since confirmed that the new movie will be a direct sequel to the original rather than a full reboot that reinvents the first. Face / Off.
While Side / Off 2 The film will recognize the original film, it seems unlikely that we will see John Travolta or Nicolas Cage return. The latter’s character died and the other has probably moved on with his life. That doesn’t mean that special appearances are out of the question, but it seems more likely that the sequel’s story will follow new characters using the same face-swapping technology established in the first film. The right cast could make or break the sequel, so we can assume that a lot of thought will be given to those decisions.
One of the most popular suggestions on social media was made by Vinnie Mancuso of Collider. Unimpressed with the funniest ideas released on social media thus far, Mancuso took to Twitter to post a picture of The batman star Robert Pattinson next to another photo of Poison actor Tom hardy. With thousands of likes and retweets from fans, the tweet reads: “Lots of people making fun FACE / OFF suggestions, but if you want to match the sheer unhinged insanity of the original, it’s these two.”
“Reimagining yourself with these two would be the best movie ever,” says one fan in response to the suggestion, echoing many others who similarly approve.
Fans have made several other suggestions, although they don’t seem as “serious” as something like Pattinson and Hardy. Other ideas include Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood; Zach Braff and Dax Shepard; John David Washington and Idris Elba; and even Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Based on their years of “feud”, many fans of Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds would also love to see the stars of Logan and Deapool lead their own movie Face / Off.
Released in 1997, the original Face / Off It was directed by John Woo and written by Mike Werb and Michael Colleary. It stars John Travolta as an FBI agent with Nicolas Cage co-starring as his sworn enemy, a murderous terrorist, and the two assuming each other’s physical appearance after a secret face-swapping surgery. Despite its bizarre premise, the film was a huge success at the time, generating huge amounts of money at the box office and both lead actors earned critical acclaim for their performances as the other.
Time will tell if Pattinson and Hardy will be cast Side / Off 2But there are other great projects that actors are looking forward to. Robert is currently filming the superhero movie. The batman which will hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Meanwhile, Hardy can be seen reprising the role of Eddie Brock in the upcoming sequel. Poison: Let there be carnage when released later this year on June 25, 2021. Pattinson and Hardy’s viral tweet was originally posted by Vinnie Mancuso on Twitter.
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