Light spoilers ahead. This is your warning.
The platform boots are making a return. Fans of Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before have something to celebrate today as the movie's sequel was officially greenlit by the streaming service. The sequels announcement doesn't come as too much of a shock as the movie and its stars gained popularity over the last few months.
God knows Netflix won't stop recommending I watch it again.
This is good news for fans of Netflix as well. Their original movies have been anything but successful as of late– their big forays into original films flopped with Adam Sandler-esque efforts, and the swing and a miss that was the movie Bright.
Thankfully, they have a winner on their hands with this Awesomeness produced rom-com that caters to a younger audience than some of their other originals. And thank God! I couldn't take any more Sandler movies.
Eager fans will have seen this coming.A couple of weeks ago, TATBILB star Lana Condor said regarding a sequel, "The whole cast would love to do it." This got fans all kinds of excited. But we all know, just because the whole cast in on board, doesn't mean the studio is.
But Condor had backup.
via: GettyAuthor of the novels Jenny Han followed up saying, "I think we all would love for that to happen. Everyone has said that." And now that everyone includes Netflix. Yasssss.
The news became official today.Buried deep inside a Hollywood Reporter article, the media publication reported that the sequel is in the works thanks in part to a new deal with Paramount, who share the same parent company as TATBILB producers, Awesomeness.
No word on who from the cast is returning.
via: GettyBut if their comments are anything to go by, you can bet all the main cast members will be making their returns to your phones and laptops soon.
No word on director Susan Johnson either.
via: GettyThough the director posted, then subsequently deleted, information about the sequel on her Instagram page. The director commented, "Well, the cat’s out of the bag! Thanks for the support, everyone!!! It’s all you!"
And for those out of the loop on this film franchise, or for those that just want to live it again...Here's the trailer. It's on Netflix! Go watch!
So what will the sequel focus on?
via: GettyWell, fans of the book series will note that the Netflix movie ended in... kind of a weird place. The middle of book two (P.S. I Still Love You) to be exact. There are three books in the series, so there's still plenty of material to draw on.
However, director Susan Johnson has some ideas of her own.In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Johnson says, "We’re so invested in Peter and Lara Jean, that seeing them go through struggles is going to be hard but also something everybody can relate to. The next shiny face comes in and you’re like, 'Oh shoot, this guy’s really nice too. What do I do?'" So it seems like the movie will definitely center around some struggles of going through a young relationship, and how Peter and Lara Jean will cope with those issues.
A sequel just makes sense. The film is crazy popular.On an earnings call earlier this year, Netflix said TATBILB is one of their most popular original films ever, especially for repeat viewings and reactions on social media. Fans, you can thank yourselves for getting this sequel off the ground.
The stars are all thrilled too.
via: GettyAt Vulture Fest in LA this month, lead Lara Condor said she’d dreamed of being the lead in a rom-com. But “I wrote that off, because as an Asian-American actress, [those roles] don’t usually come across my email a lot; those types of auditions for someone who looks like me."
But fans seem just as into it.In fact, Condor and Centineo have both seen huge surges in followers on their Instagram pages. Something Netflix is particularly proud of as they've decided to start calling themselves a "Star Factory". What do you think? Do they deserve the moniker?
Personally, I think part of the credit goes to Netflix, and part of the credit goes to Noah Centineo's genes...Instagram following has grown by 15m followers since both his Netflix projects were released.
Lana Condor has also become an overnight star.
But of course, it's not just people involved with the movie that are excited.
Excitement everywhere.*Netflix Announces TATBILB Sequel* My brain: Don't say it, don't say it, don't say it. Woah, woah, woah.
So much hype!And let's be honest, the hype is real.
The hype is real! It's happening!
Me to Netflix WHO STILL HASN'T OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED THE #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore SEQUEL https://t.co/TEHLZnyFvp— tierney bricker (@tierney bricker)1543431399.0
Who needs books anyway?Just gonna rewatch the movie until Netflix shames me into doing something else. Are you still watching? Yes, Netflix. I am.
More sequel excitement.
Yess there is going to be a sequal to #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore🙌 Im so excited 😍👏— Natasha📚📖 (@Natasha📚📖)1543412330.0
This person wants a trilogy!
COMEPLETE THE TRILOGY #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore— Zetty 🦋🇨🇦 (@Zetty 🦋🇨🇦)1543419528.0
Tell all your loved ones.
So excited that #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore is officially getting a sequel. Can’t wait to @noahcent and @lanacondor… https://t.co/fxCGrRNxdC— Demi (@Demi)1543363291.0
Fans are also getting excited for another reason.
via: GettyI don't really understand it? Mark Ruffalo? Let me show you what I mean.
Meme after meme, and Tweet after tweet.Someone help me understand.
I can't be the only one that doesn't see it.
thrilled to report that #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore is a delight, and also that Noah Centineo is the Mark Ruffalo/J… https://t.co/DlElzwe1D8— Kate Halliwell (@Kate Halliwell)1534551371.0
Centineo has even commented on the comparison.
noah centineo has mark ruffalo 13 going on 30 vibes— lana (@lana)1534532614.0
He went on...
Was supposed to start my day hours ago but I’m not gonna lie I watched to all the boys a second time and interviews… https://t.co/Q5YEVLzFJR— anjelica pickles (@anjelica pickles)1534800663.0
Maybe I'm just wrong.I'd be down for that movie by the way.
What do you think? Could they pull off a father-son duo?
via: GettyMaybe for Noah's next Netflix movie. Anyway, enough of that.