Jason Statham has discussed the possibility of his new shark film The Meg getting the sequel treatment.
The film, which was released Friday (August 10), has received generally favourable reviews, with many now speculating on the possibility of the shark flick becoming a franchise.
- ‘The Meg’ – The NME Review: “a big, fun fin flick that makes Deep Blue Sea look positively cerebral”
Speaking on the possibility of a sequel to The Meg, Statham told Entertainment Weekly: “Well, I think it’s like anything in this day and age. If it makes money, there’s obviously an appetite to make more money. And if it doesn’t do well, they’ll soon sweep it under the carpet.
“But that’s the way Hollywood works,” he continues. “Everyone tries to make a good film and it lies in the hands of the audience. People are the ultimate decider, the audience is the decider of whether anything gets to be a sequel or not.”
Meanwhile, Statham’s The Meg co-star, Orange Is The New Black‘s Ruby Rose, has discussed her ‘game-changing’ latest role as an openly gay Batwoman.
While appearing on The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon to promote The Meg, Rose had a chance to speak on her casting. “It’s a game-changer. I found out an hour before I did the premiere for The Meg and I was so nervous doing the red carpet so I basically skipped everybody because I kept spontaneously crying”.