You know how much I hate wannabe trilogies. My contention is they should try to make the best movie first, then start thinking about sequels. I really, really hate it when directors or producers start throwing around the “trilogy” word even before the first roll of film for their movie is shot. It almost always ends in great disappointment. The latest not-even-shot-yet movie to get the “trilogy” tag is “Y: The Last Man”.
Director D.J. Caruso told USA Today this:
“For me, thematically, the most important thing and the reason I want to do this is … I don’t want to say it’s the end of the innocence, but it’s actually a man-child who has to become a real man now,” Caruso says. “I think it’s a really simple, beautiful theme, but at the same time, the movie’s really pop-culture entertainment.”
While the original plan was to squeeze the entire series into one movie, Caruso says the film will cover the first 14 issues of the comics. He adds that this opens the door for a trilogy.
Uh. Try making a decent movie first, D.J., then you can start daydreaming about a trilogy.
In any case, fans of the comic should run to their local comic book stores, because the original comic’s writer, Brian K. Vaughan, is prepping the comic series’ final issue, and he promises that there will be no sequels or spin-offs once the last issue of “Y: The Last Man” is printed and sold.