Everybody is hyped when the first movie of The Darkest Minds premiered in 2018. The first movie of course is the adaptation to the first out of four books of the novel series The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.
The movie is a dystopian and superhero film that follows a group of kids trying to run away from the government who are in search of them and their superpowers.
The first film adaptation gained several and notable mix reviews from critics about the whole set, plot, cast, and screenplay. Nevertheless, the movie grossed to $41 million worldwide.
Now, let us look into the set of the second book and potential film that people are getting anxious to hear about. Here are some collections of the news, updates, and release of the “upcoming” The Darkest Minds 2: Never Fade.
The Darkest Minds 2: News, Updates, and Release
About The Darkest Minds 2, Future Plot
The Darkest Minds 2: Never Fade is a second book of The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken. Since the first book was made into a movie, people have been then expecting for a continuation of the story.
Based on the first movie of the series and how the director, Jennifer Nelson portrayed the adaptation, the story and plot receive no punches or notable improvisation from what the novel originally is telling. We can see the pattern here, should there be a second movie it will be fully taken from its source, the second novel “Never Fade” and originally maintaining its plot.
Future Film Crew
The first movie crew was gathered by Jennifer Nelson, and for an opportunity to make a second movie, she would definitely grab the chance right away.
The director established a relationship with her team and crew as well as the actors on the movie screen. This contributes to her excitement for an opportunity to get back together with the team.
Although, there is uncertainty if Chad Hodge would be returning as the scriptwriter of the film, but still, nothing can be sure about.
It is pretty much expected that the same original cast for the main characters will be on the second set of the film. People really find it difficult and confusing if multiple actors play the role of a single character in a movie series.
Characters and actors that will appear back from the first movie are Amandla Stenberg as Ruby Daly, Skylan Brooks as Chubs, Patrick Gibson as Clancy Gray, and Harris Dickinson as Liam Stewart.
As any series will progress, there will be new characters and new roles. The cast will eventually grow and it will be up to the new production.
The question among many fans still stands, ‘will there be a sequel?’ and ‘when will the sequel be released?’.
Will there be a movie of the second book, Never Fade?
There are a lot of speculations when it comes to this topic as the first movie did not really make an impression on the Box office and critics. For some, there will always be room for improvement and could still potentially make it back up because of its intriguing story.
Nevertheless, director Jennifer Nelson will always have high hopes that there would be a sequel to her first live adaptation movie. For her, the relationship she had with the characters and actors is well established and she believed that she can do better and be dynamic.
Despite the popularity of the book series, the live adaptation has scored low and many have assumed to this point that hope for a follow-up film will be unlikely.
Film Release and Premiere Date
The first movie of The Darkest Minds film rights was acquired by 20th Century Fox way back in 2014, and the film was released in August of 2018. The project estimated four years to production and completion before it was premiered.
The Darkest Minds: Never Fade film rights have not been acquired yet, and to consider some of the movie factors as the length of time of the film creation, production, casting, and actual filming, even if some of the cast has already been drafted retaining the same roles they had before. The movie should there be any movement, is expected to be released or premiered in the year 2022 or mostly in 2023.
Since there have been no official statements about the second movie of The Darkest Minds. There are no movie trailers made or released.
Likely you might see a lot of fan-made, movies, short films, or sequel trailers with different plots of the story.
While we wait for The Darkest Minds 2, you can still preview the trailers of the first movie or watch it.