- Regardless of Renfield’s disappointing field workplace efficiency, director Chris McKay hints that Nicolas Cage’s Rely Dracula may return.
- Cage’s efficiency as Dracula was energetic and delightfully weird, worthy of direct comparability with iconic portrayals of Bram Stoker’s vampire.
- McKay hints at how Dracula may return, whereas additionally teasing the potential look of Van Helsing.
Renfield director Chris McKay hints that Nicolas Cage’s Rely Dracula may make a triumphant return, regardless of the primary movie’s disappointing field workplace efficiency. Solely pulling in $26.7 million in worldwide field workplace in opposition to a funds greater than twice that quantity, Renfield’s lackluster monetary efficiency was a bitter disappointment for Common, who had beforehand didn’t launch their shared Darkish Universe plans with 2017’s The Mummy. Regardless of an intriguing premise and a gifted forged led by Nicholas Hoult and Cage, Renfield divided critics and largely didn’t reignite widespread curiosity in a possible revival of Common’s traditional monster characters.
But regardless of Renfield’s field workplace woes, McKay lately spoke with Empire journal (through SyFy Wire) and hinted that Cage’s time because the Prince of Darkness might not but be completed. Suggesting that Dracula continues to be alive, regardless of being dismembered by Renfield on the finish of the movie, the director teased that his physique may nonetheless come again collectively. He additionally advised that his film left the door open for the well-known monster hunter Van Helsing to make an look in a attainable sequel. Take a look at his feedback beneath:
“Renfield’s going to cement these bits with holy water after which unfold them out presumably world wide. However inside every of these cells, Dracula continues to be alive, and will ultimately come again collectively.
“There are selections that we made to counsel that there is a world of vampire-hunters on the market. It could not be an enormous leap to counsel that Van Helsing would [still] be on the market.”
Why Nicolas Cage’s Dracula Deserves A Second Outing
Although Renfield had its justifiable share of flaws, the choice to forged Cage because the world’s most well-known vampire was not one in every of them. Famend for his distinctive vitality and eccentricities, Cage’s efficiency as Dracula was simply as energetic and delightfully weird because the movie’s varied teaser trailers promised. Imbuing the character with a pitch excellent mix of comedy and creepiness, Cage’s tackle the character is worthy of direct comparability with a number of the extra iconic performances of Bram Stoker’s notorious bloodsucker.
Whereas it could be tempting for Common to chop their losses and depart Renfield’s disappointing efficiency behind them, Cage’s tenure as Dracula nonetheless has the potential to usher audiences again into their traditional monster universe. The actor himself has already advised he could be involved in helming his personal solo Dracula film, and with out the distractions posed by Renfield’s assorted supporting characters, Cage may really be given room to shine within the position.
At this stage it’s unknown whether or not Common will search to greenlight a Renfield sequel or spinoff. Nonetheless, in the event that they do, it will be folly to try to take action with out together with the actor answerable for giving the primary movie its strongest and most memorable efficiency. There may be nonetheless loads of potential for the studio to ship a profitable traditional monster universe, with Cage’s Dracula entrance and middle to these plans.
Supply: Empire (through SyFy Wire)