One user who I think will be delighted with this news- @ericVI
I suppose being set in the 60s is slightly better than a “Tony in his 20s” film, but I’m still very much against this.
it might be good
Did anyone watch Not Fade Away? Any good?
I will be if it’s good!
So will it be more of Junior and Johnny Boy roaming around Newark??
I wasn’t a great fan of those flashback episodes, served the story to an extent but don’t want too much of it - i think Johnny and Livia were too caricaturish
This sounds deeply uninteresting.
The film format doesn’t really sound like the best for something connected to The Sopranos and I agree with @PaintyCanNed that the flashbacks weren’t particularly amazing as a part of the show.
Likelihood is that it wont be good but i think david chase aint no dumbo, reckon he might could pull this off.
Wonder if he’s playing us and it’s basically just going to be a really good film about the riots with a moment including Uncle Junior and Johnny Boy that’s similar to the cameo of Randolph and Mortimer Duke in Coming to America?
I just think he doesn’t even need to touch the Sopranos characters
could be a great film set in that time zone, without reference to Sopranos
and why does everything have to be part of a fucking ‘universe’ now???
Star Wars universe! Marvel universe! Sopranos universe!!
I even read something recently where the Good Place is part of the Parks & Recs universe!
I mean I think it’s more just a new term for an existing thing that’s always been around - fiction writers have often toyed with having connections between their works.
I get that it’s sometimes nice to have a little easter egg to find. But it’s this feeling that a cinematic universe is some big construct - some monstrous world that feels a bit much at times. Suits things like Star Wars, Marvel etc
I just think David Chase could easily come up with a great standalone story without going back to the well
(funnily enough, i had to rewrite the ‘going back to the well’ reference a bit because I mixed it up completely, a la Little Carmine)
I mean in this case, given how badly his last film did, I do wonder if someone said to him, “Can you rewrite this to link to The Sopranos so we can get more audience?”
I also get what you mean about universe and it’s all Marvel’s fault for being so successful with something like this. I mean with umpteen Clone Wars things, two Ewok movies, 80s kids cartoons and the novels, Star Wars had a universe but it never had a Universe until Marvel made the MCU work. This linked stories being termed a ‘Universe’ thing is fairly boring.