Luc Besson’s distinctive filmography includes masterpieces like “Leon: The Professional” and “The Fifth Element,” both of which are atypical action thrillers. Strong, well-written female characters help bring its action traits under control. “Lucy,” a 2014 sci-fi action pic starring Scarlett Johansson, was the superhero we didn’t know we needed until we saw it.
Because of Besson’s intellectual and existential approach, “Lucy” is much more than a sci-fi action thriller. Through the character of Lucy, he explores what could happen if humans could access all of their brain’s capabilities.
“Lucy” is of course not scientifically true, but that doesn’t matter because the questions she raises are more important than her truth.
Lucy, played by Scarlett Johansson, is a student in Taiwan who, thanks to her Korean boyfriend, is forced to act as a drug mule for a Korean drug lord. She is taken hostage and a bag of drugs is surgically placed in her body against her will. The chemicals react in his body as the bag involuntarily breaks open, allowing him to gradually access his brain’s full potential.
As her mental and physical talents grow, Lucy transforms into a superhuman. A sequel had been discussed since the film’s debut in 2014. It was reported in 2017 that it would and that Besson had already written the screenplay, but these were quickly dispelled. Lucy 2 may or may not happen, but here are all the facts about the sequel.
In Lucy 2, what might the story arc entail?
In the film, Lucy gains superhuman skills such as telekinesis, telepathy, and mental time travel through her enhanced physical and mental abilities. With her new powers, she intends to avenge those responsible for her current situation. Professor Norman, played by Morgan Freeman, helps her better understand her condition and gradually uncovers all of the greatest mysteries of the cosmos.
The only thing Lucy can do with her new abilities is pass on what she has learned to others. She disappears into the space-time continuum and says she’s everywhere by the end of the movie. “Lucy” functions as a heroic origin story, despite its scientific shortcomings. However, due to the way the film ends, it is uncertain if Lucy will return in her human form in a possible sequel.
Hopefully the sequel to Lucy will look into Besson’s questionable ending. Once Lucy’s knowledge is passed on to Professor Norman, the story could potentially examine what happens next. What is the state of the world? Since Lucy is now everywhere, what will happen to her?
Does she take care of everything? Is it true that she is on the side of good? It can go in an infinite number of directions. As a philosophical sci-fi thriller, the ethics of having unlimited knowledge in the hands of multiple humans, like Lucy, should be explored. After Lucy’s death, I’m sure there would have been a lot more testing with the substances she was exposed to. Ideally, the sequel will expand on these ideas.
Who could star in the cast of Lucy 2?
Professor Samuel Norman is played by Morgan Freeman, with Scarlett Johansson as Lucy. Mr. Jang, the film’s main antagonist, is played by Choi Min-Sik; Amr Waked plays Pierre Del Rio, a character who Besson believes represents the audience and offers the story some glimmers of hope.
Among his many talents, Morgan Freeman is a filmmaker, narrator and actor. In addition to his numerous appearances in a wide range of films, actor Morgan Freeman is well known for his distinctive deep voice.
As Scarlett Johansson’s performance was what made the picture what it is, any sequel would have to have Lucy in some form. Lucy’s return would make sense because the movie’s title is “Lucy.” Morgan Freeman and Pierre Del Rio would be back for the sequel if the film followed and continued the narrative of the previous film. Choi Min-sik is less likely to return for the sequel as Jang is fatally shot near the end. If that’s the case, we’ll have to bring in additional actors for “Lucy 2,” which will necessitate the creation of a new main antagonist.
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Who is behind the Lucy 2 crew?
Luc Besson directed and created the script for “Lucy”, which he also produced. He worked there because he was fascinated by the capabilities of the human brain and chose to study it from the perspective of ethics, morality and death. He took a philosophical stance, building a superhero out of an ordinary woman who doesn’t know what to do with so much power. This is what sets “Lucy” apart from other works in the science fiction and superhero genres. Besson focuses on the human side of all this power, which he considers a philosophical question.
I think Luc Besson should be in charge of all the sequels to this picture, and probably the only one who can do justice to the original. According to EuropaCorp CEO Marc Shmuger, a sequel to Lucy 2 is currently in the works following the commercial failure of Besson’s 2016 “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”
Besson’s script for the sequel is said to have already been written. He later called the rumors “fake news,” but didn’t reveal any plans for a “Lucy” sequel at the time. Even if this is all just a hoax, the fact that Shmuger is supposedly the source of the information suggests that there might be room for a Shmuger 2 in the works.
Lucy 2 premiere date: when is it?
As early as 2017, Shmuger claimed that the sequel to “Lucy” was in development, which Besson categorically denies. Since then, there have been no new developments regarding the sequel and hence, it is impossible to predict whether it will ever materialize or not. I expect “Lucy 2” to hit theaters in 2023 if it receives quick approval.