Russell Crowe’s blockbuster resume might not always include the 2003 maritime movie, Master And Commander: The Far Side of the World. The film struggled a little at the box office, ending – it seems – plans for a series of films.
However, it’s a much loved film, and a very good one. And with one Tweet, Crowe seems to have opened the door for a sequel after all…
For the Aubrey Maturin lovers , I do hear whispers indeed that a second voyage is perhaps potentially pre-proposed a possibility . So O%u2019Brian affectionate%u2019s and aficionados , let @20thcenturyfox know of your pleasure . pic.twitter.com/HqyE8y15Uu
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 27, 2017
While Crowe’s usage of ambiguous qualifications such as “perhaps” and “potentially” in describing what is, at best, “pre-proposed a possibility” makes this a grain-of-salt kind of idea, the pure randomness of the comment, which comes from the star himself, gives it a bit more potency.
Considering those variables, the manner in which a Master And Commander sequel might get off the ground remains to be seen. Moreover, director Peter Weir, whose last film was 2010’s The Way Back, is 73 and has been out of the picture for some time. However, it’s still possible that a passion project that gets the Master And Commander band back together might be enough coax the veteran Aussie helmer back.