James Franco could be reprising his role as Alien in a Spring Breakers sequel.
Speaking to MTV News‘ Josh Horowitz, Franco said he wouldn’t mind doing a second film, although he wasn’t sure writer and director Harmony Korine wanted a sequel.
“I mean, Harmony and I are certainly going to do something else together. I don’t think Harmony really wants do to Spring Breakers 2. He’s not the one who’s been talking about it. Although, when we were making the movie, there was talk of a prequel,” Franco said.
“My character and Gucci Mane’s character [Big Arch] were supposed to have been former friends, so we at one time talked about, ‘What was that like? Let’s make that movie!’ So there’s that,” Franco added. “There’s a prequel version, or there’s the version of Alien’s friend or something. I don’t know.”
Franco said that he has been asked if he would be interested in directing if Korine doesn’t return.
“I don’t know,” he said. “It’s really just talk.”
Franco has also been rumored for director Werner Herzog’s upcoming film, Queen of the Desert, which revolves around the friendship between T.E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell.
“I met with Werner about it. I’ve known Werner for a while. He’s a huge Spring Breakers fan. The talks about that movie really started after he saw Spring Breakers and gave me one of the best phone calls ever,” Franco said.
“He called me up with Harmony and just was raving about Alien. He said, ‘This movie is like the most important movie of the times. When people look back on 2013, they won’t look at Obama’s re-election speech, they will look to ‘Spring Breakers’ to tell us about these times, hundreds of years from now,'” Franco added.
Spring Breakers received generally positive reviews from critics, with James Franco in particular receiving accolades for his role.