Project Power 2 is very much a possibility. If Netflix does decide to move forward with a sequel, screenwriter Mattson Tomlin has plenty of ideas. This, according to a recent interview the writer did with Comicbook.com.
“I think, obviously, the priority is to tell a good story and make a good movie,” Tomlin said. “Getting a movie made is so hard. Now, having seen a couple of my projects get off the ground, and this is the first one to see the light of day, I just have such a greater appreciation for every single movie. And so that, full stop, was my thinking there, but of course, to be able to do a franchise, to be able to do more of these. And honestly, as excited as I am at the prospect of continuing with the characters, I think that my idea, a kind of pill that can give you a super power, that’s sticky enough that I really want to continue to Rubik’s Cube genres. It’s like, what’s the horror movie version of that idea? What’s this coming of age movie version of that idea? And I think that if this movie does well, there’s an argument to be made that Netflix should explore that. I hope that fans ravenously start asking for it.”
Project Power debuted on Netflix last week and quickly shot to the top of the most-watched movies on the service. The company spends billions on original content, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they pursue this as a franchise. Especially considering that The Old Guard 2 seems likely at this point, and with them already moving forward with a sequel to Extraction.
As Tomlin explains, his career is just getting off the ground. Be that as it may, he is quickly becoming a go-to guy in Hollywood. Tomlin also co-wrote The Batman alongside director Matt Reeves. Meanwhile, Tomlin has also been tasked to bring Mega Man to the big screen. Adding Project Power 2 to that list would certainly be nice.
Here is the official synopsis for Project Power.
“On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it.”