Netflix’s newest buzzy film is Thunder Power, a superhero buddy comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer as surprising superheroes. With a star-studded forged that additionally contains Jason Bateman, Melissa Leo, and Bobby Cannavale, it is the type of film whose very premise and forged grabs consideration instantly. However will there be a sequel? That is nonetheless unclear.
After debuting on April 9, the comedy film shortly climbed the Netflix rankings, hitting the coveted prime spot within the every day “prime ten” checklist inside just some days of its launch. Regardless of that prime viewership, although, its essential reception has been something however top-ten worthy. It at present sits at a “rotten” 25 % on Rotten Tomatoes, with a good decrease viewers rating of simply 23 %. These sorts of numbers undoubtedly do not appear to scream “we wish a sequel,” however that does not imply Netflix will not go forward with one anyway.
There have definitely been circumstances of buzzy however poorly-received tasks at Netflix getting the inexperienced mild for sequels (or a number of seasons, within the case of TV reveals). Within the case of Thunder Power, it is bought some severe star energy behind it. Star McCarthy is among the producers, together with husband Ben Falcone, who additionally directs the film. With their monetary backing and celeb, they might undoubtedly pursue it. Given how many individuals have already watched the primary one, it additionally looks as if there’s a reasonably large viewers that may be keen to look at a sequel, too.
The film definitely appears to be setting itself up for a second installment, given the best way the story wraps up. There is a unhealthy man who will get away, the beginning of a romance, a brand new mission for the Thunder Power, and a touch that not less than one character could develop into one other superhero sooner or later. All of those hints are clearly establishing for one more film in a sequence, however it’ll most likely be some time earlier than Netflix makes any choices. Other than their very largest hits, the streamer sometimes takes some time to announce sequel plans — and, in fact, in the event that they go on the sequel, there will not be any announcement in any respect. For now, it is a recreation of wait and see, and it’ll most likely be not less than a number of months earlier than we hear any information.