In an interview with Premiere.com, actor Michael Madsen expressed doubts about Sin City 2 making its way to the big screen. Follow up with director Frank Miller though relieves doubt, sequel still on the way.
Interviewed by the site, Madsen (who played the character of Bill in the 2005 film Sin City, and would reprise his role in the sequel) told the site that because of the weak box office returns from Rodriquez’s last film Grindhouse (Rodriquez shared directing duties with Miller on Sin City) he felt a sequel was much less secure.
Premiere.com: “Some of the other things that you have got coming up include Sin City 2.”
Madsen: “They haven’t shot it yet. I don’t know if they ever will. I am not sure [about] the franchise. I think the Grindhouse thing didn’t kind of work out…”
Premiere.com: “Have you seen the script for Sin City 2 yet?”
Madsen: “No. I talk to Frank Miller quite often. He came up to my house and we drank a lot of tequila. Frank is pretty funny. I haven’t seen the script for Sin City 2. I don’t know if they are gonna make it. I hope they do. And if and when they do, I will be in it.”
However, Frank Miller spoke with Rotten Tomatoes UK and told the site that the sequel, though it will be delayed, is still in his plans: “Sin City 2 is still likely to happen,” says Miller, “just not right away. The script is written and Robert and I are raring to go, but it looks like I’m going to be doing The Spirit first and Robert’s going to be doing Barbarella first.”