Winona Ryder confirms 'Heathers' sequel. God, Veronica, drool much?

13135__heathers_l "How very"…encouraging. After months of speculation, Winona Ryder said in an interview appearing in the July issue of Empire that a sequel to the 1988 cult film is in the works. "I swear to God," she said. "But for some reason Dan [Waters, writer] and Michael [Lehmann, director] don't want to talk about it." Maybe you shouldn't be talking about it then, lady! Oh, but she went on. "There is a story, and Christian [Slater] has agreed to come back as a kind of Obi-Wan character."

This just got good. When I first heard rumors of a "new Heathers," I imagined a pointless remake along the lines of Footloose or the recently announced Girls Just Want To Have Fun. But a sequel? I love Heathers more than I love BBQ Corn Nuts, but how exactly might a Heathers sequel work? If J.D. has become an Obi-Wan type, will Shannen Doherty play a droid who manages a vintage shop specializing in late-'80s fashion hats? Will the teen queens abandon croquet for Wii Croquet?

Who else would be psyched for a freaky-sounding Heathers sequel? Or Wii Croquet? I'm digging Wii Croquet. You could choose which Heather (or Veronica) you wanted to be. And which color. Except red. Heather Chandler is always red.

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  • Jp

    Veronica, why are you puling my d—? Shannen Doherty HAS to be a part of the sequel. She was the most important part of the first one. Heather Duke in green for the win!!

  • Jp

    Veronica, why are you puling my d—? Shannen Doherty HAS to be a part of the sequel. She was the most important part of the first one. Heather Duke in green for the win!!

  • Jp

    Veronica, why are you puling my d—? Shannen Doherty HAS to be a part of the sequel. She was the most important part of the first one. Heather Duke in green for the win!!

  • crispy

    I love my dead gay son!
    In the sequel, Kurt and Ram survived. And they’re happily married and living in Iowa.

  • Eric

    I worry about the sequel. How can it really work? Heather Chandler, Ram and Kurt are dead (obviously) as well as JD… Veronica would be nearing 40.. it just seems destined to be contrived..

  • Minutiae

    This has “bad idea” written all over it. Why can’t Hollywood just leave a classic alone?

  • Officer Farva

    Swordfight!

  • mmendes68

    I have mixed feelings regarding this. ON the one hand Yeah!! but on the other it is 20 years later and I don’t know what it could be about. Although I usually cringe at remakes maybe they should remake it with a younger cast and then do a sequel to the remake so they can keep it younger and more believable. I have been waiting for years for Winonas comeback. We Miss you/

  • mmendes68

    I have mixed feelings regarding this. ON the one hand Yeah!! but on the other it is 20 years later and I don’t know what it could be about. Although I usually cringe at remakes maybe they should remake it with a younger cast and then do a sequel to the remake so they can keep it younger and more believable. I have been waiting for years for Winonas comeback. We Miss you/

  • mmendes68

    I have mixed feelings regarding this. ON the one hand Yeah!! but on the other it is 20 years later and I don’t know what it could be about. Although I usually cringe at remakes maybe they should remake it with a younger cast and then do a sequel to the remake so they can keep it younger and more believable. I have been waiting for years for Winonas comeback. We Miss you/

  • Patrick

    Dear Diary,
    Heather Chandler actually had a brain tumer for breakfast and died. Now who’s red and who will teach people “real life.” And what about Martha Dunstock?

  • Dr. Zaius

    Annie, props for the Star Wars/80s teen movie mixup!
    It’d be pretty odd though, because don’t you think the character would’ve grown up by the time they reached 37? At least a little bit? Or given up their oddly homicidal ways?
    Plus I don’t want to see JD and Veronica arguing over the groceries, only for him to give her a cup of drain cleaner to shut her up.

  • Laurie

    To the tune of Teenage Suicide… ‘Heathers remake, dont do it!’ F*** me gently with a chainsaw if this ever really gets made.

  • Brooklyn_Brimstone

    What’s her damage, Heather?
    Seriously, they *cannot* make a sequel to this film. It won’t work!
    Christian Slater’s character blew up!
    Even if he came back as some sort of Obi-Wan ghost-like sage to give Winona advice – his ghost would look like a 40-year old Christian Slater…which is not a pretty sight – nor would it make any sense as to why his ghost was able to age…
    Also, what would be the point?!
    The whole film was a clever satire poking fun at “teenage-suicide- masquerading-as-a-new-wacko-peer-pressure-way-to-fit-in”, so what would Veronica’s damage be this time, early-mid-life-crisis-secretary-office-mass-murder-suicide-pact?
    I just don’t see how this wouldn’t tarnish the cult classic reputation the original (and should stay that way) so rightly deserves to keep!
    And we all know they’ll never be able to top a messed up dark comedic line like, “I love my Dead Gay Son!”
    Classic.
    Don’t mess with the classics!

  • Brooklyn_Brimstone

    What’s her damage, Heather?
    Seriously, they *cannot* make a sequel to this film. It won’t work!
    Christian Slater’s character blew up!
    Even if he came back as some sort of Obi-Wan ghost-like sage to give Winona advice – his ghost would look like a 40-year old Christian Slater…which is not a pretty sight – nor would it make any sense as to why his ghost was able to age…
    Also, what would be the point?!
    The whole film was a clever satire poking fun at “teenage-suicide- masquerading-as-a-new-wacko-peer-pressure-way-to-fit-in”, so what would Veronica’s damage be this time, early-mid-life-crisis-secretary-office-mass-murder-suicide-pact?
    I just don’t see how this wouldn’t tarnish the cult classic reputation the original (and should stay that way) so rightly deserves to keep!
    And we all know they’ll never be able to top a messed up dark comedic line like, “I love my Dead Gay Son!”
    Classic.
    Don’t mess with the classics!

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