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Could We Be Getting A 'Red, White And Royal Blue' Sequel?

Could We Be Getting A 'Red, White And Royal Blue' Sequel?

(L) Taylor Zakhar Perez as Alex and (R) Nicholas Galitzine as Henry
Courtesy of Prime Video

It's looking hopeful!

Have you been going through Red, White and Royal Blue withdrawal ever since you finished watching the movie? Well, fear not because it looks like a sequel may be in our future!

The queer rom-com stars Taylor Zakhar Perez as First Son Alex Clairmont-Diaz and Nicholas Galitzine as the UK’s Prince Henry. The two hate each other, but are forced to pretend to be friends for the sake of international diplomacy and, in classic enemies-to-lovers style, the two fall head over heels for one another.

While we’ve yet to get confirmation from Prime Video about whether we’re going to get a follow up, the film has been a bonafide hit for the streaming platform. The film quickly catapulted to No.1 worldwide on Prime Video and is among its top three most-watched rom-coms of all time.

The ardent fan base has been clamoring for both the rumored three-hour cut of the film and a sequel—there are even petitions! But it’s not just the fans who think there is potential for a second film, both director Matthew López and Casey McQuiston, author of the novel the film is based on, have said they’re open to telling more of Alex and Henry’s story.

“I would love to do a sequel, if we have the right story,” López said in an interview with Teen Vogue earlier this month. “There has to be a better reason than simply the desire to make one, there has to be a compelling story reason. I don’t think a sequel is a bad idea, but I don’t think a sequel for the sake of doing a sequel is necessarily sufficient.”

The out gay director also told Hello! magazine that he would consider making a sequel even if McQuiston never wrote a follow up. “Even if Casey never wrote a book, I would if there was demand for it,” he said. “And if Casey and Taylor and Nick wanna work on it, then who am I to say no?”

It seems like that might not be necessary though, because McQuiston also told Hello! that there is potential for the LGBTQ+ romance to continue. “I have plenty of ideas for stories set in this world and would love a chance to explore one of them some day,” the queer nonbinary author said. “I would be surprised if you’ve seen the last of Alex and Henry.”

Whether it comes in the form of a book or a movie—both please!—hopefully we won’t have to wait too long before we get more of Alex and Henry’s steamy romance.

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