A follow-up to “District 9” rested on the movie’s field workplace success, however with a gross of $210 million worldwide, that shortly grew to become a non-issue. Blomkamp began suggesting a attainable sequel earlier than the movie even opened, and from 2009 to 2012, each he and star Sharlto Copley talked about their hopes for a near-future follow-up. As “District 9” reached theaters, Blomkamp was already dedicated to ending an unrelated script. That turned out to be “Elysium,” a controversial however enjoyable Matt Damon sci-fi car that solid Copley as a villain.
Blomkamp then directed “Chappie” (2013), one other divisive however average success. Rumors continued to swirl about the way forward for Wikus and Christopher, however in 2015, the following prepare to derail their return emerged: an unrealized “Alien” mission that was put aside, sadly, in favor of Ridley Scott’s personal return with “Alien: Covenant.”
The subsequent a number of years introduced extra near-misses, as Blomkamp went again to his unique brief movie format together with his Oats Studio assortment, labored on a failed RoboCop mission, and delivered the inexplicably dangerous spiritual horror sci-fi movie, “Demonic.” Sharlto Copley and Blomkamp addressed the potential for “District 10” as lately as August 2022, bolstered by the pre-release buzz round Blomkamp’s latest movie, “Gran Turismo.”