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Call Me By Your Name Director Updates Fans on Potential Sequel

Call Me By Your Name Director Updates Fans on Potential Sequel

Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet
Sony Pictures Classics

He also weighs in on whether Armie Hammer's character could return.

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Call Me By Your Name fans have long wondered if there could eventually be more to the story they experienced on the big screen. Now, director Luca Guadagnino is weighing in once again.

Guadagnino first suggested a potential sequel around the same time that the film premiered in 2017, although he said in 2021 that he had so many projects in the works that it was no longer a focus.

To complicate matters even further, there has been the sharp downfall of Armie Hammer, who played Oliver opposite Timothée Chalamet’s Elio. Recently, Hammer has been the subject of an array of accusations, which started with an at-first seemingly unbelievable accusation of cannibalism.

The accusations against Hammer were also the subject of a Discovery+ docuseries titled House of Hammer.


Overall, it seems like those accusations wouldn’t actually deter Guadagnino from working with Hammer, as he recently told Varietywhile promoting his latest film (about cannibalism), “I would love to make a second and third and fourth chapter of all my movies…because I truly love the actors I work with, so I want to repeat the joy of doing what we did together.”

He clarified specifically that there would “of course” be a place for the character of Oliver in any potential CMBYN sequel, but admitted that there is still nothing in the works.

“There is no hypothesis, so there is no movie,” he said. “It’s a wish and a desire, and I have not made up my mind about what would be the story.”

Guadagnino also floated the possibility of a sequel following housekeeper Mafalda (Vanda Capriolo). Even though that would admittedly stray from what originally drew fans to the story, it would at least have the benefit of not providing a further platform for Hammer.

What is problematic about Call Me by Your Name?

Even before the allegations against Armie Hammer, viewers took issue with CMBYN normalizing a relationship between a teenager and an adult man.

Is Call Me by Your Name inappropriate?

The film is rated R for sexual content, nudity, and language.

Is Call Me by Your Name based on a book?

Yes, it is based on a 2007 book of the same name by André Aciman.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.