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Will There Be An Interceptor Sequel?

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Will There Be An Interceptor Sequel?

Interceptor burst onto our Netflix screens in an action-packed explosion on 26th May 2022. The film gained instant success, reaching the number one spot on Netflix’s Global Top 10 list within the first three days of its release. Now, fans are left wanting more and wondering if there will be a follow-up.

Interceptor features a star-studded cast both on and off screen. It's co-written by Matthew Reilly and Stuart Beattie, it's produced by Chris Hemsworth and it stars his wife, Elsa Pataky, as its badass female lead.

Luke Bracey, who was most recently in Little Fires Everywhere (2020) features alongside Pataky, as well as Mayen Mehta and Snowpiercer star Aaron Glenane.

The film takes place in a high-tech room aboard a seaborne missile interceptor station which comes under attack from insider infiltrators.

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Elsa Pataky plays the Captain J. J Collins, commander of the missile interceptor station, who was recently demoted from her job at the Pentagon after filing complaints of harassment about her boss. However, director Matthew Reilly ensures that Pataky’s character gets her own back. 

In a world which could potentially see the threat of nuclear missiles, Interceptor is surprisingly not based on a true story.

Despite the film’s climb to Netflix’s top spot, it has not received much critical acclaim. Interceptor currently has a 45% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 4.4 star rating on IMDB. Even Matthew Reilly was confused as to how the film did so well in its first few days.

So, Will There Be An Interceptor 2?

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While it has not been officially confirmed, Matthew Reilly has revealed that he has already written the sequel to Interceptor.

Interceptor was originally written to take place within one room to reduce filming costs, according to Reilly. However, fans can expect the sequel, if it is in the Netflix pipeline, to be “about 10 times bigger.”

Although Reilly reckons Interceptor was a “one and done” for Hemsworth, who cameos briefly in the film, there is also a small chance that fans can expect to see their favourite Marvel hero in the potential sequel, with Reilly suggesting he can fit him in somewhere.

Considering Interceptor’s immediate popularity, Netflix might just have something up their sleeve with Reilly’s sequel script. Watch this space.

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Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film, Chris Hemsworth

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