Spoiler alert: It won’t be here for a while.
During an appearance at the Savannah College of Art and Design Film Festival this week, Armie Hammer once again confirmed that a Call Me By Your Name sequel is happening, and said director Luca Guadagino already knows what will happen in it.
“Luca has walked me through the movie: where it starts, where it goes, where it ends, all the characters, and everything that’s supposed to happen,” he said, according to Vulture.
“We know this. He’s basically broken this down for us.”
But despite the story already being planned out, Armie said the film won’t be arriving for a while – and it sounds like we’ll have years to wait for it.
“Chronologically in the story line, it doesn’t happen right after the first one,” he explained. “There is a gap. So Luca wants to wait so that we age a bit more so that gap makes sense, kind of like a Linklater thing.”
Call Me By Your Name follows the love story between Elio (Timothée Chalet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer), an American academic who comes to stay at his family’s home in Italy during the summer of 1983, and has been met with universal acclaim.
Earlier this year, Armie’s co-star in the film, Timothée Chalamet, confirmed that both he and Armie are up for a sequel to the beloved film. Speaking to Time magazine, the actor said: “I don’t see any world where it doesn’t happen.”
He continued: “I think André [Aciman, the book’s author] is comfortable with a sequel being made. I know Luca really wants it. And I know Armie and I are 1000% in.
“I think it’ll be a couple of years later. And I think that’s cool – to take advantage of the Boyhood style of storytelling. That isn’t done all the time.”
Speaking to Gay Times in October last year, Luca teased the possibility of a sequel, saying: “Maybe in time we’ll be able to tell more stories about these people.”
Since then, he has told USA Today: “I’m already conceiving the story with André Aciman, and it’s gonna happen five or six years afterwards. It’s gonna be a new movie, a different tone.”