- The chances of seeing a RocknRolla 2 are slim, as there is no definitive news of a sequel after fifteen years.
- The prospects of The Real RocknRolla coming to fruition are dimmer by the year.
- Guy Ritchie has focused on major studio projects and seems reluctant to revisit the worlds and characters of RocknRolla.
When RocknRolla hit theaters in 2008, Guy Ritchie fans rejoiced. The British filmmaker returned to his gritty London crime roots, which is undeniably what he does best. For some reason, it took him nearly a decade to return to crime films. Now, more than a decade and a half later, what are the chances of seeing a RocknRolla 2? Is Guy Ritchie planning a sequel?
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With visceral action, an eclectic cast of characters, and Ritchie’s signature rapid-fire dialogue, RocknRolla evoked the mood of early classics like Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. Fans immediately connected with the movie’s clever heists, dark humour, and underlying rags-to-riches theme.
So when the movie promised a possible sequel titled The Real RocknRolla, fans eagerly awaited a sequel. Yet fifteen years later, there’s still no definitive news of a follow-up. Where’s the sequel? For legions of devotees, it can’t come soon enough.
No More Real RocknRolla 2
Unfortunately, the prospects of The Real RocknRolla coming to fruition grow dimmer by the year. It’s been fifteen years since audiences first met One Two, Mumbles, and the Wild Bunch. The captivating characters that left fans wanting more have likely moved on from their life of crime – not to mention every actor who played them is now an A-list celebrity. It’s a bit more difficult to book them now.
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Meanwhile, Ritchie himself has focused on major studio projects like Aladdin, The Gentlemen, and Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, starring Jason Statham. While his early days were defined by scrappy independent films, Ritchie seems reluctant to revisit the worlds and characters that kickstarted his career. As time marches on, the chances of reuniting with RocknRolla‘s beloved gang of London misfits dwindle.
Speaking of the cast, big names like Tom Hardy and Idris Elba have kept their lips tightly sealed for years when it comes to a possible RocknRolla 2. Without the original actors, doing a sequel would be unthinkable, even if Ritchie is back in the director’s chair. The chemistry between the Wild Bunch is what turned the original RocknRolla into an instant classic.
A Change of Direction
While fans still clamour for a sequel or the return to the criminal underworld of RocknRolla, the truth is that Guy Ritchie himself has moved on. Though he cut his teeth on gritty crime capers, he has reinvented his career and seems unlikely to revisit the film that helped put him on the map.
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Ritchie showed his first stirrings of evolution immediately after RocknRolla, stepping into the major studio realm with back-to-back Sherlock Holmes films. But it was the 2010s that truly saw the filmmaker broaden his horizons. Whether exploring the legend of King Arthur, the thrills of live-action Disney with Aladdin, or weaving A-list celebrities into a crime drama in The Gentlemen, Ritchie has shifted his passions over the last decade.
Make no mistake – Ritchie’s classics like Lock, Stock and Snatch still pulsate with his signature style. But the days of low-budget, street-savvy productions appear behind him. He now seems more interested in branching into historical epics, effects-driven blockbusters, and star-studded affairs. For a self-made filmmaker still ascending after 30 years, who can blame him?
While early fans may long for the old days, Ritchie himself looks determined to push his creativity into uncharted territory. Though bittersweet for devotees, his evolution likely leaves little room for revisiting RocknRolla‘s world of London mischief and mayhem. RocknRolla 2 will probably never exist beyond the confines of our imagination.
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Tell us, do you want a RocknRolla sequel?