Will there be a Babylon 2? Here’s what we know about a sequel:

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Babylon 2

Damien Chazelle’s epic early 20th-century saga about the doldrums of Hollywood is a true celebration of cinema. While it is not the most perfect film, Babylon does offer a solid combination of moviemaking ideals and a garish look at the onset of the era of the talkies.

Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie provide star power to Babylon but despite their involvement, the film turned out to be a box-office disaster and Paramount Pictures ended up losing a lot of money. 

If you have seen and enjoyed the film, you may be wondering if there will be a sequel. Here’s what we know at the time of writing:

What is Babylon about?

Babylon is set in the 1920s and focuses on two characters on contrasting ends of the spectrum of Hollywood stardom. Jack Conrad (Pitt) is an established name; one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood at the time. However, he struggles to maintain lasting relationships in his personal life. On the other end is the vibrant, youthful Nellie LaRoy (Margot Robbie), who gets her lucky break owing to a terrible drug tragedy to another young female actress.

In the middle of it all is Manny Torres (Diego Calva), who quickly rises from the ranks of a handyman to a famous director. He is an essential part of both Nellie and Jack’s lives while also carving his own standing in the industry. The film goes on an expansive journey across its cinematic universe to introduce more characters and conceits.

Will there be a Babylon 2?

Babylon will not have a sequel. Chazelle only envisioned a single movie from his script and a second film was never on the cards.

Projects such as this one are often viewed as prestige IPs for studios like Paramount Pictures that improve their standing among their peers. The studio did lose a lot of money in making the film on a grand scale but Paramount takes such losses as a necessary evil to stay relevant in media discourse.

The movie’s box office takings weren’t responsible for the lack of a sequel though. Chazelle has announced no plans to make a follow-up film, nor does the film’s ending warrant one. 

Did you enjoy Babylon? What do you think could happen in the sequel? Let us know in the comments below.


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