This past weekend, Disney released a brand new 20th Century Studios film, “The Creator”, in cinemas and the film tells the story of what happens amidst a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife, is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war… and mankind itself. Joshua and his team of elite operatives journey across enemy lines, into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory… only to discover the world-ending weapon he’s been instructed to destroy is an AI in the form of a young child.
The film has been directed by Gareth Edwards, who has previously directed “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Godzilla”. During a recent interview with The Direct, Garth was asked about “The Creator” possibly getting a sequel or spin-off.
“It was a completely self-contained story. I don’t like films personally that tried to set them—you know, unless, you know, going in [that] this is part of a wider story. I feel like it’s a bit cocky to just do part one of a three-part thing if it turns out—Basically, my favorite thing about cinema versus television is that cinema ends. My favorite part of the story is the ending. And I really like it when you sort of work backward from the end, and everything’s leading up to this climax, where there’s a kind of mic drop moment, and in the credits roll, they’re my favorite kind of films.
And so I, there’s no intention to do part two or anything like [that]. It’s a high-class problem to have if this film did well enough that the studio wanted to do that, you know, then you’d scratch your head and have to think about it. But I really, I’m very happy to see this being a standalone, one-off self-contained story. [Those are] my favorite types of films.”
Rarely, does a major new sci-fi-driven film get released nowadays that isn’t set up to become a franchise, and with this film being designed to be a self-contained story, it doesn’t need a sequel or prequel.
Over its opening weekend, “The Creator” pulled in over thirty million dollars, which isn’t huge, but with the film only having a budget of $80 million, it’s possible that over the next few weeks, it could potentially break even or hopefully even make a profit.
However, should the film become a box office juggernaut, then maybe the executives at 20th Century Studios might want to take a look at further adventures of “The Creator”, but it looks unlikely right now.
“The Creator” is out now in cinemas and will likely arrive on Disney+ by the end of the year.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.