Peter Chattaway somehow came across some Google news stories about Drew Barrymore and Steven Spielberg discussing a sequel to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial that would focus on a grown-up Gertie.
I’ll be shocked if it happens, and disappointed. E.T. is a perfectly complete story. It doesn’t need a sequel. Spielberg’s a much different person now, and I’m not sure he can write a story that takes place in that world anymore.
I’m guessing this merely represents Barrymore trying to find something to give her failing career momentum a boost.
Let’s not forget what happened last time Spielberg decided to make a sequel… The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2. And since it seems we’re doomed to see another Indiana Jones film, it would be a shame if Spielberg continued to revisit past ideas instead of exploring new ones. (I can’t wait to see his film about the terrorism of the 1972 Munich Olympics.)