It looks like the 10th anniversary of Speed Racer’s big screen debut has brought Emile Hirsch onto Twitter to promote a Speed Racer 2.
It’s been ten years since Speed Racer debuted on the big screen and Emile Hirsch, among others, thinks now’s a good time to really push for a Speed Racer 2, and for good reason. According to Emile Hirsche off of Twitter earlier this week (May 14, 2018) not only did he reconfirm that the Wachowskis have already considered a Speed Racer 2, the script’s already been written. Check out the tweet for yourself below.
The Wachowskis said long ago that the sequel to SPEED RACER would be mind blowing. And the script is written. Waiting. RETWEET this to show them just how many people love the movie and want to see the next one.
— Emile Hirsch (@EmileHirsch) May 14, 2018
Hirsch, if you don’t remember, played the lead role of Speed Racer of the Racer family in the 2008 live action portrayal of the cult classic cartoon of the mid 60’s. Although the movie pretty much bombed at the box office on opening weekend and subsequent weekends after that, the film’s gained an almost cultlike status among true film aficionados oftentimes citing that it was ahead of its time in overall design and tone.
Critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave Speed Racer a Rotten score of 40 percent while the audience score wasn’t that much better at 59 percent.
I was among the first to watch this movie around the time it came out and distinctly remember how wild the on-screen graphics and CGI was. It was truly like something I’ve never seen before. I did leave the movie thoroughly entertained.
Coincidentally, I watched Speed Racer again just a few weeks ago and it was as entertaining as ever with the movie holding up well for being 10 years old.
If indeed a script is already out there, presumably, a significant amount of thought has gone into this project.
And with a newfound appreciation for the Wachowski’s work surfacing after some time, maybe it IS time for a Speed Racer 2.
With the level of forward thinking that the Wachowskis brought in 2008, we’re sure to be in for a ride if Speed Racer 2 moves forward.
I, for one, would absolutely watch a Speed Racer 2.