In Gone Girl (2014), Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary. Husband Nick (Ben Affleck) is suspected of doing something to her. His strange behavior contributes significantly to the suspicion. And little by little, the truth unfolds more and more. The end of “Gone Girl” leaves room for a sequel. But what are the chances ofGone Girl 2“?
Gone Girl 2: This is the current status
First of all: It is not officially known that “Gone Girl 2” is in discussion or in planning. According to various media reports (including The Cinemaholic), Rosamund Pike would be interested in a sequel. However, she would only be there if the story were by Gillian Flynn again.
In a short interview with ENews, the author explains that she actually thought of a sequel. She explains:
“When [Regisseur David] If Fincher and the cast were to return, I would definitely go back to that world.”
And what would it be about? Gillian Flynn would delve into the Dunn child’s teenage years. Given that Gone Girl was released in theaters eight years ago, it makes sense that Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck would be older in a potential sequel than they were in the first installment.
So for a sequel we would need David Fincher, who directed Gone Girl. However, he is not exactly known for continuing his own films. They include “Fight Club” (1997) and “Verblendung” (2011). A full list of his works can be found below.
“Gone Girl”: This is the end
Warning, from here there are spoilers for “Gone Girl”:
Gone Girl ends with Amy breaking free from Desi’s (Neil Patrick Harris) “claws”. She kills him on purpose, but pretends that he raped her and held her captive, and presents it to the world as if she had no choice.
But Nick knows the truth and knows that Amy is a sociopathic killer. Nevertheless, he decides to remain married to her. After she got herself pregnant with his frozen sperm, he wants to be there for his child and protect it from its mother. Outwardly, they play a couple who want to stick together and work on their relationship.
So if Gillian Flynn has her way, a possible Gone Girl 2 will see the Dunnes’ child in her teens. That should clear up several questions:
- Are Amy and Nick still together?
- How does Amy behave towards her child?
- Can the child in such a family be happy at all?
A possible sequel would have to answer these questions.
Bottom line: never say never
We’re not sure if Gone Girl 2 could actually become a reality. One argument against a sequel is that David Fincher usually doesn’t make sequels. Maybe only an original idea from Gillian Flynn could convince him.
Until then, you can watch films by the director or read other books by the author.
These films are also by director David Fincher:
- “Mank” (2020)
- “Infatuation” (2011)
- The Social Network (2010)
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008)
- “Zodiac: The Killer’s Trail” (2007)
- Panic Room (2002)
- Fight Club (1999)
- The Game (1997)
- “Seven” (1995)
- Alien 3 (1992)
Gillian Flynn not only wrote the novel, but also the screenplay for Gone Girl. She is also one of the screenwriters of Widows (2018). Do you like novels? These books are by Gillian Flynn:
- “Cry baby. Joke” (2007)
- “Dark Places” (2010)
- “Cry Baby: Sharp Cuts” (2014)
- “Dark Places. Dangerous Memory” (2014)
- Broken House (2015)
More film tips for you
While you’re waiting for a possible Gone Girl 2, you can look around for movies that are similar. So we think “Girl On The Train” (2016) with Emily Blunt creates a similar atmosphere. The thriller is available on various streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
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Sources: The Cinemaholic, ENews, own research