Any classic saga normally has more than one film, but what about a Fire Saga? Well at least one movie site is reporting that the Netflix Eurovision movie won’t be an exception to the rule.
Eurovision movie: Will there be a sequel?
Citing its unnamed sources, WeGotThisCovered.com reports that a sequel to Will Ferrell’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is in the works. They point out that the same sources previously tipped them off that Netflix were developing a follow-up to Extraction and a prequel to Witcher, so they have a good track record.
It seems that any plans for the movie are in the early stages. The website explains that the new film would be based on “another Eurovision Song Contest”, but admits that details remain “vague”.
Speculation about the sequel has been rife on social media — just as it always is for fan favourites from the world of Eurovision. But in this instance, there’s plenty of reason to see why a “return” would make sense.
Eurovision movie: Grammy nominee, Oscar contender?
Ultimately Hollywood is a business. And businesses respond to to numbers. While Netflix doesn’t reveal viewing figures, it’s clear the movie was a hit. It topped the Netflix charts in several countries and stayed in the Top 10 in the U.S. for weeks. There’s clearly an appetite for it.
Add to that the movie’s other accolades. It was recently nominated for a Grammy in recognition of its strong soundtrack, and it previously earned two nominations at the People’s Choice Awards — for Comedy Movie and Comedy Actor. None of this is requisite for a movie to get a sequel, but it all helps.
Netflix clearly believes in the film, as seen through Netflix’s “For your consideration”. The site is designed to highlight the virtues of what Netflix considers its best movies, targeting members of awards voting groups like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that presents the Oscars.
While an Academy Award for the movie itself looks unlikely, it seems reasonable that “Husavík” could land a nomination for Best Original Song. US website Vulture even pondered whether it could win the prize outright. After all, the song does everything a movie song should do. It stands alone, but it also ties together important elements of the movie’s narrative. Double Trouble, indeed!
What would a Eurovision movie sequel look like?
WeGotThisCovered.com says the sequel will be based on “another Eurovision Song Contest”. But…what exactly does that mean?
Warning: The rest of this post is wishful thinking. Several big questions arise from the end of the first movie: what’s next for Alexander Lemtov? How will the Fire Saga family grow? Will they try again for Iceland? Will Iceland’s television network even allow them to? Maybe those magical elves will even resurrect Demi Lovato’s ill-fated character…
In fact, there are endless possibilities based on the nature of Eurovision, which sees new contestants every single year. A sequel could well have different characters and new countries — earlier contestants, including Fire Saga, may not even appear. At the same time, there is ample opportunity to turn The Story of Fire Saga into The Story of Alexander Lemtov.
Or perhaps “another Eurovision Song Contest” means another contest of its own? Will the American Song Contest get a movie before it gets an actual edition of the show?
Nothing is written (as far as we know), so the Eurovision movie sequel is very much open to speculation. How do you picture it? Which storylines would you like to see developed? Which Eurovision star could become a new character? And what songs would you include in the next Eurovision medley? Share your ideas in the comment section below!