“The Peach Strikes Back”?
Despite contradictory reports over whether a follow-up to Call Me By Your Name would come to fruition, director Luca Guadagnino confirmed this week that it will indeed be happening, and has even shared some information on the plot.
“I’m already conceiving the story with [author] André Aciman, and it’s gonna happen five or six years afterwards, almost in 1990,” he told USA Today from the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night. ”It’s gonna be a new movie, a different tone.”
While the sequel is obviously still in its early stages, that hasn’t stopped fans from coming up with their own title suggestions and sharing them on Twitter.
Now You See My Name 2
— brian feldman (@bafeldman) March 7, 2018
TO HAVE BEEN CALLED TWICE YOUR NAME
— fran hoepfner (@franhoepfner) March 7, 2018
Call Me By Your Name XXL
— Tallyn Owens (@TallynOwens) March 7, 2018
Call Me By Your Name 2: The Peach Strikes Back
— Madison Malone Kircher (@4evrmalone) March 7, 2018
Look Who’s Calling Whom’s Name Now
— Emma Carmichael (@emmacargo) March 7, 2018
Look Who's Calling Me By Your Name, Too
— Joshuawfully Neat (@Joshiswrite) March 7, 2018
If they don't call the CMBYN sequel "You Called Me By Your Name Last Summer" I'm filing a complaint with the MPAA
— Matt Brennan (@thefilmgoer) March 7, 2018
call me by your name, again!!!!!!
— Veronica de Souza (@HeyVeronica) March 7, 2018
We’re sure all of those suggestions will be taken into consideration.
Luca initially teased us with a sequel last year when he told Gay Times: “Maybe in time we’ll be able to tell more stories about these people. I’ve spoken to André about that and, yeah, André is up for it.”
Back in January, Luca elaborated that a sequel would likely deal with the effects of the AIDS crisis – a point of contention among some critics, as the original failed to mention the disease at all, despite being set in the 1980s.
He also suggested that there could be a series of films all set in the same universe.
But not everyone from the Call Me By Your Name team is so sure about the potential for a sequel.
After winning the BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay last month, the film’s screenwriter James Ivory cast doubt on a continuation of Elio and Oliver’s story, as he argued it’s “not possible” to make Timothée Chalamet look older.
“No one has contacted me,” he added. “You have to think, ‘Why does André Aciman think about that?’ It’s his creation. No one seems to know how he feels about it.”
Meanwhile, the film took home only one award at the Oscars on Sunday night – Best Adapted Screenplay – but it was enough to make history, as screenwriter James became the oldest person ever to win an Oscar.