Who says you can't go home again? Winona Ryder says that a sequel to 1988's Heathers is definitely on its way -- "swear to God"!!! She told Empire Magazine: "Whatever you hear, there is a sequel in the works. I swear to God ... For some reason the writer Dan Waters and director Michael Lehmann don't want to talk about it. I've been wanting to do a sequel forever. There is a story, and Christian [Slater] has agreed to come back as a kind of Obi-Wan character."
If those words sound familiar, it's because they're almost exactly the same words she uttered nearly three years ago: "It takes place in Washington and Christian Slater agreed to come back and make an Obi-Wan-type appearance. It's very funny." Last fall, Slater expressed his interest in a sequel: "I would do it in a heartbeat. I would totally love to do that character again."
The Obi-Wan references would seem to indicate that Slater's character, J.D., could return as Obi-Wan did in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Twenty years on, Ryder and Slater are still a very appealing pair, so the question returns to Daniel Waters and Michael Lehmann, without whom a sequel would be a pointless, tawdry affair. Lehmann has been busy directing TV shows (True Blood, Big Love, Californication). Most recently, Waters wrote and directed the well-received Sex and Death 101, in which Ryder appeared. What can they do to make Heathers 2 better than Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo?
[ Via US Magazine. ]