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Call Me by Your Name's Director Opens Up (Again) About a Sequel: 'There Is No Movie'

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It's hard to believe that it has already been five years since the release of 2017's Oscar-winning gay coming-of-age drama Call Me by Your Name first came out, and though many of us have been clamoring for any information about a possible sequel, it looks like we are still no closer than we were all those years ago...

Timothée Chalamet, who became a household name in the acting world since CMBYN first came out, teamed up again with the film's director Luca Guadagnino for this year's surprisingly queer cannibal romance Bones and All, and while we love the idea of the two working together again, we'd be lying if we said we didn't wish it was for something CMBYN-related. 

Luckily, Guadagnino is (yet again) open to the idea of doing a CMBYN sequel, even if the whole story hasn't been quite fleshed out just yet.

"There is no hypothesis, so there is no movie," Guadagnino told Variety during a recent interview. "It’s a wish and a desire, and I have not made up my mind about what would be the story."

He continued:

"I would love to make a second and third and fourth chapter of all my movies. Why? Because I truly love the actors I work with, so I want to repeat the joy of doing what we did together."

Obviously, this isn't the first time in the last half decade that the possibility of a CMYBN sequel has ever come up in conversation. 

As a matter of fact, just as recently as this past September, Guadagnino told IndieWire that he's very much into the idea of doing a follow-up film (not a "sequel," per se) about the life of Elio following the events of CMBYN

"A sequel is an American concept," Guadagnino told the outlet. "It’s more like the chronicles of Elio, the chronicles of this young boy becoming a man. It is something I want to do."

Before that, rumor had it that a proper CMBYN film sequel was in the very, very, very early stages of development (especially since the novel of the same name that the film was based on got its own sequel in 2019 called Find Me), but considering all of the controversies Armie Hammer (who played Elio's love interest Oliver) has been in recently, it's probably not a very idea to get your hopes up anytime soon. 

In the meantime, you can relive all of the magic of Call Me by Your Name, since it's currently streaming on Netflix

RELATED | Timothée Chalamet Goes Cruising, Jerks a Man Off in Bones and All

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