'E.T.' Sequel Rumor Debunked

May 15, 2009 05:12:59 GMT

'I'm never going to make E.T. II - E.T. is a closed story,' director Steven Spielberg sets his ground before speculation that he and actress Drew Barrymore are secretly developing sequel came out.

'E.T.' Sequel Rumor Debunked
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Contrary to the circulating rumor that he and actress Drew Barrymore are working on a sequel to "E.T.", director Steven Spielberg has revealed earlier that he has no intention to do a second movie of the 1982 hit sci-fi film. Revealing Spielberg's real attitude toward any sequel possibility was Slash Film, which pointed out to letters to the editor section in Empire magazine's recent issue that the director guest edited.

When asked by actress Eva Mendes whether he "would ever make E.T. II", Spielberg responded that "Eva doesn't have to worry about a bout with Drew because I'm never going to make E.T. II - E.T. is a closed story." He further stressed, "It had a beginning, middle, and a definite ending, and we had nowhere to take it except to go home with him. Nor did I want to bring him back to Earth for a second time."

Earlier, The National Enquirer came up with the story that Spielberg and Barrymore were 'in talks' to revive the long-dead idea of an "E.T." sequel. The publication went on further quoting a source as saying, "Steven and Drew are being very secretive about this baby. But they want to do this project and work together. Steven has an incredible story in mind for the sequel that will bring E.T. back to earth."

Penned by Melissa Mathison, the original "E.T." is co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of Elliott, a lonely boy who befriends E.T., a friendly extra-terrestrial who is stranded on Earth. While attempting to keep E.T. hidden from mother and the government, Elliott and his siblings help E.T. finding his way home.


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posted by Stripes5150 on Feb 26, 2011
E.T. should text Elliott out of the blue one
posted by Igotanidea on Feb 23, 2011
Picture this...28 years later... ET comes back to earth, this time with a thirst for blood!!!
posted by ponlur on Dec 17, 2010
I would love to see E.T. 2... ( why not ? the story takes place 40 earthyears years later..elliot is now a middle ages man,that would be so cool as a sequel! )
posted by Dan on May 18, 2010
E.T. was scarey. I watched it again and im no longer afraid fro some reason. but if i saw et i would snap his neck in half lol
posted by MR X on Oct 25, 2009
Make a sequel but with no E.T, 2009. Drew Barrymore ends up living in a trailer and working as a stripper, (never got over the whole childhood event) And Elliot grows up to be a strung out musician in NY, trying to find his way. The movie could have flash backs during the 83-2009 years.
posted by captainowowOwow on Oct 25, 2009
I disagree with Mr. Speilberg. ET did have a beginning, middle but the end? Not no but hell no. I am 58 yrs old and would like to Mathison pen part II. ET needs to come back to find Elliott who has obviously now grown up and most likely with a family. Most certainly Elliott would have continued with his search or further communication for "ET". I feel its very much like an orphan in search of his lost parent ( due to the parental separation) or like myself, who only recently started searching for my friends I grew up with but had moved away. I was lucky enough to at the very least reconnect by email>telephone. "ET II" has a place and a time; it is NOW~!
posted by BlindDude on Oct 08, 2009
We should line up all the dayum actors and run them over with a big ass dully truck. Movie stars suck!
posted by tomsbuzzline on Jul 09, 2009
I have written a story called the Return of E.T.its been sent to Steven speilberg:
posted by ET on Jun 07, 2009
posted by Olsen on Jun 04, 2009
I think it would be hilarious to see a Mockumentary about a crazed E.T. fan like a Jim Carrey from the Cable Guy type who forces Steven Spielberg to make an E.T. sequel at gunpoint.
posted by ET on May 24, 2009
WOW!!!... magical sequel !
posted by jay on May 23, 2009
now with 36 i still hope to see a sequel as it was rumored in the 80ies. i do not care about cormecial reasons. it would be great to have henry thomas back with a visit from e.t. again nowadays.
posted by RJ - Z.D on May 21, 2009
We hope to see an amazing sequel from E.T original by STEVEN SPIELBERG .
posted by KANDYMAN on May 18, 2009
i have tried to contact people in hollywood to give them some great ideas for movies, thay only want what they think is a good movie way would thay want to hear what we want. I have a great idea for Steven and Tom cruze.
posted by z on May 17, 2009
sequelET !!
posted by JZE on May 15, 2009
I am writing a sequel to ET.
posted by Coco on May 15, 2009
I hated ET. Henry Thomas was a little bitch.
posted by david on May 15, 2009
I'm in shock! I applaud Spielberg for saying NO to a pointless and un-needed sequel. I wish more directors felt the same way. I think we need some older professionals working on films. They may be able to come up with some more original ideas, as opposed to the new generation of "make every sequel, prequel, remake, addaptation possible" to cashin on an existing idea.

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