Once again, queer folk are putting straights to shame in the romance department. Just a few days after Call Me By Your Name won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars (in addition to nabbing three more nominations), the Internet is learning that the sequel will be set in the late ‘80s and will feature world travel. Take that, Fifty Shits of Grey!
Director Luca Guadagnino confirmed on the Oscars red carpet Sunday that stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet will return for the sequel, thus indicating that their characters Elio and Oliver will possibly reunite following the events of Call Me. And unlike the overhyped, underproduced Fifty Shades of Grey sequel which recently assaulted our senses, this sequel will actually be good.
“I’m already conceiving the story with [novelist] André Aciman, and it’s gonna happen five or six years afterwards,” Guadagnino told USA Today.
The movie will also address the AIDS crisis, and will have certain characters “go around the world,” he added.
Y’all, if Call Me By Your Name 2 is just Timothee Chalamet Eat, Pray, Gaying his way around the world in an attempt to get over Armie Hammer, we are 100% for it. But we’re not quite sure we can condone a third act romance between Timothee Chalamet and Javier Bardem. Or Tom Hardy. Armie and Timotay are end game, end of story.
Guadagnino also explained that Call Me 2 is “gonna be a new movie, a different tone,” which could be either awesome or terrible. On the one hand, Call Me was kind of depressing in the end, and this could mean we’ll get a happy ending. On the other hand, this could mean that Guadagnino is turning Call Me 2 into a horror-thriller time travel epic set in space, which would probably still get our asses into theater seats.