If you’re not following Sylvester Stallone’s Instagram account, you are missing out on an embarrassment of riches, in which Stallone offers a wealth of unguarded, cheesy old dad moments. Right now is a particularly good time as he’s taken to long quarantine videos in which he answers questions from fans (written long-hand on legal pads, natch).
A lot of this ends up being stuff we’ve all heard before, but every once in a while there is a nugget of new information. Yesterday had a big one. You can watch the whole thing below:
If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, at about the 5:40 mark, someone asks if there is going to be “another DEMO MAN”, to which he claims they are working on it right now with Warner Bros. and it’s “looking fantastic”.
Obviously, this is one of those things that could fall apart at any moment. I do not look forward to DEMOLITION MAN 2 with great confidence. But let’s say it does happen. I would be very very into that. For one thing, the first DEMOLITION MAN offered a rich world that is more applicable in 2020 than it was in 1993. Furthermore, that world was only barely explored in the first film, and I would love to see more of it via the eyes of an aged John Spartan. Since I assume Simon Phoenix will remain dead, there’s rich opportunity for a new villain to disrupt the status quo from within. Now I’m getting excited and will have a script to you by Wednesday.
Honestly, this is probably not going to happen. Stallone also cops to writing a book that probably won’t happen and working on a ROCKY sequel that probably won’t happen. But every once in a while, one of these things does actually happen, and what the heck, why not a DEMOLITION MAN sequel 30 years after the first one came out?