Neil Gaiman, the author of Coraline, has provided another update on whether he would create a sequel to the popular book-turned-film, and it appears that there is still hope.
Neil Gaiman provided an update on Caroline 2 and stated that a sequel is not ruled out.
Neil Gaiman, the author of Coraline, responded to a reader on Twitter who asked for an update on the suspected Caroline sequel. While the author denied working on any such project yet again, he did not dismiss the idea totally. “If I ever have an idea for a Coraline story that is better than Coraline, I will write it,” Gaiman remarked.
If ever I come up with an idea for a Coraline story better than CORALINE I will write one. https://t.co/DiuDBUYqfp
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 31, 2022
Neil Gaiman is well known for his award-winning children’s story Coraline and the comic series The Sandman. The former’s plot centres around Coraline Jones, a 9-year-old girl who discovers a weird door that leads to a parallel universe. There, she is forced to go through a series of horrific adventures in order to save her family from the hands of the malevolent Other Mother.
A Coraline Sequel Is Highly Unlikely
The stop-motion adaptation of Gaiman’s novella was published in 2009, written and directed by Henry Sellick of The Nightmare Before Christmas. The film grossed $124.6 million at the box office and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Despite its commercial and critical success, there are no plans for a Coraline sequel at this time.
Gaiman updated followers on his plans for a future Coraline story in March 2021, emphasizing that he would not create something less engaging than the original story. “I’m hoping for a [new] Coraline story that’s as wonderful as, if not better than, the original. There’s no use in producing anything less than the first book or film “The author posted on Twitter. A Coraline sequel was rumored to be in the works, with a November 2022 release date. However, Gaiman flatly denied the rumor of a Coraline sequel with a firm “No.”
Gaiman is currently working as a co-creator on the television adaptation of his renowned comic series The Sandman. The TV show, which will premiere on Netflix on August 5, will consist of ten episodes that will cover the first story arc of the comic, Preludes & Nocturnes. Gaiman already teased readers about the intrigue and epic aspect of the upcoming The Sandman series in an interview. “It’s as though Episode 4 transports them to Hell in a good way. In Episode 5, they go through Hell in a cafe. Episode 6 is cleaning, forgiving, accepting, warming, and lovely, but you have to work for it “explained the designer