About 15 years after Coraline came out, people are wondering if there will be a Coraline 2 from the Laika. Travis Knight, the son of Nike owner Phil Knight founded Laika in 1998. He has become good at making stop-motion animated films. They’ve made some of the most loved animated movies in the last 20 years. But it all began with Coraline in 2009. This movie is based on Neil Gaiman’s novella of the same name. It tells the story of a young girl who finds a hidden world in her house with a dark secret. Coraline is still one of the studio’s best-rated movies, with a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes. So, one might think a sequel was bound to happen. Well, maybe not.
Is Coraline 2 Ever Coming Out?
Right now, Laika doesn’t have any official information about releasing the second part. And it also doesn’t seem likely to happen. If Laika decides to make a sequel to the 2009 film, they would have to create a new story. Because there isn’t any more material from the original novella to use. Neil Gaiman has clearly said he has no plans to go back to the Coraline world. When someone asked him about a sequel on X (formerly Twitter), Gaiman simply answered, “No.” In an interview, Gaiman said, “I wouldn’t make a Coraline 2 unless I could come up with a story that’s as good as the first Coraline. And so far, I haven’t come up with anything as good or better.”
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While exploring her new house, Coraline finds a hidden door. Behind it is another world that looks a lot like her own but is better in many ways. She’s happy about this discovery, but then Other Mother and the rest of her alternate family try to trap her there forever. Coraline has to use all her courage and abilities to return to her real family and life.
What Could Be The Storyline If It Ever Gets Made?
Coraline doesn’t leave much room for new stories in its universe. In the first movie, Coraline’s problem gets solved and the mysterious alternate world’s door closes. Then she’s safely back with her parents. However, if author Neil Gaiman comes up with a good idea, there’s always potential for more. One possible direction for a sequel could involve an adult, Coraline. In this scenario, her son or daughter discovers the terrifying alternate world from the first film. Coraline didn’t bring her parents into the mirror universe in the first movie. But the sequel could be a chance for her to return there with her child. Eventually, she realized the trouble her child had unleashed. Now, she went back to the place she thought she had dealt with. This would lead to facing a new threat. Hopefully, it will close the connection between the real world and the alternate one for good.
Travis Knight Ruled Out The Sequel
Laika, the animation studio that made Coraline, is also known for other well-received projects like ParaNorman and Missing Link. Travis Knight, the president and CEO of Laika, firmly stated in a 2016 interview that he won’t make sequels for any Laika projects, including Coraline 2. He strongly opposes sequels, believing that too many movies are just repeating the same ideas. According to him, he wants to focus on creating new and original stories. Even though Knight directed the reboot of the Transformers franchise with Bumblebee, which suggests a slight change in his stance, his commitment to sequels remains clear. Given the unique stop-motion style of Coraline, it’s hard to imagine any other animation studio besides Laika taking on Coraline 2.
Neil Gaiman Could Write But In One Condition
A hurdle for a possible Coraline sequel is that Neil Gaiman hasn’t written a follow-up book. Gaiman has been busy adapting his works like American Gods and Good Omens for TV. On the idea of writing the next part, Gaiman once mentioned on Twitter that he’d consider it only if he came up with a better idea than the first book. Considering how busy Gaiman is with other projects, it seems unlikely that he’ll sit down to write a Coraline sequel anytime soon. Although many people still love the original, the lack of interest from both Laika and Gaiman in actively working on a sequel makes it improbable. It doesn’t mean it can’t happen in the future, perhaps with a different creative team, but for now, Coraline will stay a cherished cult classic.
The possibility of a sequel remains uncertain. Both Laika and Neil Gaiman show limited interest in actively pursuing it. Travis Knight’s firm stance against sequels, along with Gaiman’s busy schedule and the absence of a follow-up novel, adds to the challenges. Fans may have hoped for a continuation of Coraline’s story, but the unique and beloved nature of the original film, combined with the lack of a clear direction for a sequel, leaves Coraline 2 in the realm of possibilities. However, it’s not probable. For now, Coraline will continue to be cherished as a cult classic, and the door to her mysterious world remains closed.