Even in light of the sizable hole created by the South Park gang in “Insheeption,” there’s still no denying that people remain bowled over by Christopher Nolan’s Inception. And some of those people include the folks at Warner Bros., who are reportedly interested in expanding the Inception brand with sequels.
What’s Playing has the word on the possible Inception sequel, citing an unnamed studio insider who reveals the WB’s plans:
“Warner Bros want another Inception – as in sequel. Doesn’t make a lick of sense creatively, but financially? well… it made ”a lot” of money for them. Can’t imagine [Christopher] Nolan wanting to do a sequel, let alone direct one. Also don’t imagine [studio chief Jeff Robinov] would want to piss off Nolan by doing one around him. All interest is on the studio side at this stage.”
Easily one of the most satisfying action movies of the year, Inception boasts a strong premise that could absolutely be explored and expanded upon with further films. I wouldn’t be opposed to Inception sequels, though I would like to see them focus on different characters and aspects of the world than what we saw in the first film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Perhaps some characters could crossover from the original picture — Tom Hardy as Eames seems like the best fit from that end — but let’s see the other ways that dream manipulation works in the world of Inception, perhaps in the field of medicine, or as a therapeutic tool, or something that the wealthy pay boatloads of cash for purely escapist reasons.
There isn’t much more to say on the story of Dom Cobb, but there’s certainly more to explore in the greater Inception universe — assuming Nolan approves, of course. But even if he doesn’t have time to direct a sequel, this strikes me as a project that he could supervise from a producer standpoint while allowing a younger, fresher director to come in with his or her own unique approach.
All of this is to say that an Inception sequel, although rumored, remains unconfirmed at this point. Still, it’s worth asking the question: would you be up for another round of dream theft?