It’s coming – and it’s looking fantastic.
We are, of course, referring to Sylvester Stallone’s megaton announcement on Instagram confirming that Demolition Man 2, a sequel to the cult classic from ’93, is officially moving forward at Warner Bros. It seems we haven’t seen the last of John Spartan – far from it, in fact.
Details are scarce at the moment, but we do know that Stallone is actively involved in the long-rumored sequel. Alas, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, nearly every major film and TV production on the planet has ground to a halt, so don’t expect to see Demolition Man 2 before the cameras anytime soon.
Be that as it may, sci-fi fans can hardly contain their excitement after Stallone’s announcement. The full Q&A from Sly can be viewed on Instagram, but perhaps the most tantalizing nugget of information relates to Demolition Man 2, with the actor saying the following:
We’re working on it right now with Warner Bros. and it’s looking fantastic. So that should come out, that’s going to happen.
Today has been an amazing day for news…
— Brandon Salmon (@BrandonSalmon) May 4, 2020
Demolition Man 2 on the way? Some of the best news of this pandemic. https://t.co/SJEOk6kHVX
— Justin Barney (@JustinBarneyTV) May 4, 2020
DEMOLITION MAN 2 IS HAPPENIIIIING!!! @TheSlyStallone Now we all know the fate of @wesleysnipes character at the end of the 1st movie. BUT. ANY CHANCE. Like. ANY CHANCE…You could bring him back? PLEASE. #SylvesterStallone #WesleySnipes #DemolitionMan #DemolitionMan2 pic.twitter.com/AErKO5WclG
— KɅMꝚɅN KINNIKUMɅN KHɅN /ฟ้าคำราม/ (@HahnShoLobo) May 4, 2020
What is this I’m hearing about a Demolition Man 2!? Finally some good news!
— Sensei Sam 👊🏻 (@SpiritoSamantha) May 4, 2020
Sly Stallone confirmed that a Demolition Man 2 is in the works. Am I excited for this news? pic.twitter.com/w7UQAHnRCj
— Capp00 (@Capp00) May 4, 2020
I cannot believe this, just Sly Stallone casually announcing that Demolition Man 2 is happening. Holy shit. pic.twitter.com/Dzq1qsdnDg
— Tamoor Hussain (@tamoorh) May 4, 2020
DEMOLITION MAN 2 IN THE WORKS AND MY PRAYERS HAVE COME TRUE THAT THEY DO THIS OMG! https://t.co/PAohEfulXY
— Tyler Hamilton (@TylerRevolution) May 4, 2020
We can't hi-five or have any other physical contact with strangers, there's no toilet paper (so people have to start using the three shells), and restaurants are closing at an alarming rate (soon only Taco Bell will be left).
We're already living in Demolition Man 2. https://t.co/pwLe4u5YZ3
— Angelo, Nook Inc. Counsel (@AngeloAlcid) May 4, 2020
We’ve already seen plenty of Balboa and perhaps too much of Rambo, but this time around, it seems there’s a genuine (if cautious) sense of excitement beginning to swirl around Demolition Man 2. It’s the sequel Stallone has mulled over for years, given co-writer Daniel Waters recently admitted that Meryl Streep was originally considered for the part of John Spartan’s daughter. Fast forward to 2020, and Warner Bros. is faced with an entirely new proposition.
The question, really, is whether Stallone plans to welcome back any of the original cast members as he sets out on his quest to solve the mystery of the three seashells. Besides, given the current healthcare crisis, it feels apt to revisit a fictional world devoid of toilet paper and physical contact.
Demolition Man 2 is officially a-go at WB, and we’ll be bringing you all the latest as this long-rumored sequel begins to take shape.