Now get ready for 'Wall Street 3.' After over two decades of discussion, hype and false starts, one of the most highly anticipated sequels of all time is finally getting ready to hit theaters this year with 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.' And given the dramatic headlines the financial industry continues to provide on a near-daily basis, the timing couldn't be better for director Oliver Stone to unveil his follow-up to the influential 1987 film that made the tagline "greed is good" into a national catchphrase.
Now get ready for 'Wall Street 3.'
Yes, it's not a fever dream: In an interview with Reuters, Stone himself revealed that 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' is structured in such a way to set up a possible sequel, which would again star Michael Douglas as that iconic symbol of greed, Gordon Gekko.
When asked if he would be open to making a third 'Wall Street' "in another 22 years," Stone had this to say:
"Why not? We left it open at the end in a way on which we can hang a 'Wall Street 3.' We'll have Gekko back and maybe Josh Brolin, too."
Of course, Douglas will turn 88 in 2032, so chances are if a third movie is in the works, we won't have to wait quite that long to see it. And with Stone having already broached the possibility, you can be sure that if 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' hits it big at the box office, Fox will be happy to put 'Wall Street 3' on the production fast track.
After all, if there's one thing we learned from Gekko it's that money talks. Hollywood, like Wall Street, is living proof of that.