Ever since the bloody and fan-favorite debut of Drive last year with Ryan Gosling, there has long been talk regarding a possible sequel thanks to a follow-up hitting book shelves earlier this year. Though a sequel has never been out of the question, it’s been awhile since we’ve heard any kind of update regarding one following at least some enthusiasm on the part of the creative mind. However over a year since the film’s release, it now seems we won’t be getting a second film after all. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean we won’t be seeing Gosling step back into the role once more.
Speaking to The Evening Standard (via The Playlist), director Nicolas Winding Refn revealed “[A sequel] is never going to happen,” Refn told the Evening Standard. “But the character of The Driver might return in another film. We’re playing with that idea. We’ll see what happens.”
So what does this mean? Refn and Gosling have certainly proved they are a dynamic duo that will stick together for years to come, with the two finishing work on Only God Forgivesjust a few months ago. While they have both been vocal about working together in the future to come, how exactly could Gosling’s Driver pop up?
Just the though of Driver coming back indicates that at least there would be some type of storyline to either continue with or even provide a prequel for, while he could play a supporting role in a future feature. A cameo seems more likely if anything, but as of right now we simply don’t know what Refn means. If anything, he could simply be stirring the speculative pot to not keep fans completely disappointed for the time being.
Gosling is currently hard at work on his own directorial debut as he teams up with Drive co-star Christina Hendricks for the film How To Catch a Monster. After that, though, seems to be the perfect opportunity to talk Gosling’s return into the ruthless character.