Barely arrived on Netflix, this number 1 film could already be entitled to a sequel: “It could be cool to explore different places”

Just arrived on Netflix, this number 1 film could already have right to a sequel:

By Quentin Piton Journalist Series – Cinema Journalist specializing in series, cinema, but also anime and manga. Spends his time dreaming of Emma Watson, considers Olivier Giroud the GOAT and refuses to speak with those who are against the absolute truth which is: How I Met Your Mother is a better series than Friends. Posted on March 10, 2023 on Netflix, Luther – Fallen Sun is a hit today on the platform. This first film adapted from the famous BBC series allowed creator Neil Cross to raise the stakes and ambitions, and Idris Elba to have fun with his character in a different way. And the actor has entrusted it, he hopes to continue with a sequel.

Launched brilliantly in 2010, it was finally on January 4, 2019 that the series Luther– recently remade by TF1, ended at the end of its season 5. A conclusion that was expected by all the fans as the fiction carried by Idris Elba had arrived out of breath and seemed to have nothing more to tell without falling into the cliché and self-parody.

Luther back with a movie

Also, it is an understatement to say that Netflix had created a surprise last year by announcing the production of a film, imagined as a direct sequel to the last episode of the series. Now available in his catalog, this one – subtitled Luther: Fallen Sun, sees Luther escape from the prison in which he was locked up in order to capture David Robey, a terrible serial killer.

An effective film? Yes, but that in no way erases all the recent flaws in fiction, leaving Luthersink again into its WTF and ridiculous scriptwriting facilities, with the addition of a spectacular side bordering on off-topic. A frustrating revival as the license had a real identity in its beginnings by being a particularly brutal thriller, which does not seem to worry Idris Elba.

Aware of the evolution of < em>Luther over time, the actor conversely admits to being relieved to see the saga move away from its initial format by tending towards more ambitions, “We did our show and we did it well on the budget which was close to two matches and a piece of wood, and now we're on to something on a larger scale, which we deserve “.

Idris Elba wants to go even further

Also, it won't surprise anyone, Idris Elba – who had fun like never before with this first movie, “It was like having our favorite toys in the sandbox, we could do whatever we wanted“, is already set for a sequel. actor already has ideas: “If the franchise continues, it might be cool to explore different locations. It might be interesting to see Luther in Chile or Los Angeles“.

Again, Netflix hasn't decided anything regarding Luther's future , but Idris Elba and Neil Cross (the creator) are convinced that there are new things to do without disappointing the fans of the first hour. “We have clearly already explored the idea of another film, assured the comedian. And we understood that we had to keep the stakes very high without betraying the image of Luther. You don't want to suddenly become a sub-Mission Impossible. We want to stay down to earth, but at the same time, we want to preserve this stake and this ambition that we gave birth to with the first film“. We understand better why he closed the door to the role of James Bond.

And if we trust the current success of Fallen Sun, #1 trending on Netflix, Idris Elba can already pull his famous jacket out of the closet.