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I’m sure they can get the budget they want - of course while still being reasonable.
But the cool thing about Nolan/Thomas is that they know exactly how much money they need to accomplish what they want to accomplish. So it’s not a bad sign if they try to save money.

They could’ve asked for a bigger budget for Dunkirk but they didn’t (according to Emma Thomas).

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Nolan is a really smart guy when it comes to marketing and budget and understanding the grander picture of what makes audiences want to go to the movies. I look back to something like Dunkirk. Now I have no doubt Harry Styles earned his part, and judging from the movie he did a good job, but I can’t be convinced that the studio heads didn’t heavily advocate that Nolan cast him. And the potential for an entirely untapped demographic to see the movie that otherwise wouldn’t, would be dumb to pass up. Especially with the type of movie it ended up becoming. It’s pretty much an experimental blockbuster. Nolan doesn’t just want to make one massive original innovative blockbuster. He wants to KEEP making them. And he understands, how much more difficult it would be to finance movies of this scale if even ONE tanks or or even underperforms.(He would have to sacrifice creative license, which we all know he wouldn’t do) He talks about it a lot, the privileged position he’s in that other filmmakers can’t do.

All that to say, I think that the whole inception connection, might be a marketing leverage to get more butts in seats, because of the type of movie this could end up being. Now, I don’t think they would deliberately lie, but this could be connected to inception the same way Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy, Sergio Leone’s Man with no name trilogy, or Scorsese with Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino were all “connected.” A spiritual sequel of sorts. Now Nolan could make it set in the same world, but the could absolutely stand on its own. Inception is wildly popular, and with the 10th anniversary coming, it would be a smart marketing idea.

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Frankthetank wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Nolan is a really smart guy when it comes to marketing and budget and understanding the grander picture of what makes audiences want to go to the movies. I look back to something like Dunkirk. Now I have no doubt Harry Styles earned his part, and judging from the movie he did a good job, but I can’t be convinced that the studio heads didn’t heavily advocate that Nolan cast him. And the potential for an entirely untapped demographic to see the movie that otherwise wouldn’t, would be dumb to pass up. Especially with the type of movie it ended up becoming. It’s pretty much an experimental blockbuster. Nolan doesn’t just want to make one massive original innovative blockbuster. He wants to KEEP making them. And he understands, how much more difficult it would be to finance movies of this scale if even ONE tanks or or even underperforms.(He would have to sacrifice creative license, which we all know he wouldn’t do) He talks about it a lot, the privileged position he’s in that other filmmakers can’t do.

All that to say, I think that the whole inception connection, might be a marketing leverage to get more butts in seats, because of the type of movie this could end up being. Now, I don’t think they would deliberately lie, but this could be connected to inception the same way Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy, Sergio Leone’s Man with no name trilogy, or Scorsese with Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino were all “connected.” A spiritual sequel of sorts. Now Nolan could make it set in the same world, but the could absolutely stand on its own. Inception is wildly popular, and with the 10th anniversary coming, it would be a smart marketing idea.
well said

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Tenception / 10ception :P

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Mr. Alley wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Let's just assume it is an Inception sequel/prequel/spin-off/whatever:

From a marketing perspective it makes perfect sense. It was a massive success not only in theaters, people still talk about- and discuss it everywhere, is in a huge amount of top lists...

short: It became an instant classic and is definitely one of the most popular films in the 21st Century.
July 2020 would be the 10th anniversary.

Here is my guess: Nolan of course had an idea for a sequel/prequel/spin-off/whatever pretty early on and maybe even pitched it to the studio at the same time he pitched Inception. The studio now obviously would greenlight the project instantly and would give Nolan all the money he wants.
Nolan being Nolan is a bit hesistant about the idea but "sits in front of an empty page" (quote from Hans Zimmer about a conversation with Nolan in late 2018).
He goes back to his sequel/prequel/spin-off/whatever ideas, finishes the script and makes a "If you do another Inception we will give you more carte blanche than before" deal with Warner Bros.. Kind of like "If you do a third Batman soon, we will give you 250mio for your original film about dreams and market it for 100mio"
Spot on.

Also, people are taking the word "sequel" too literally. It wouldn't be a continuation of the narrative of Inception. The story is finished.

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The fact that they're being so secretive and a title hasn't even leaked or been mentioned adds more fuel to the speculation this could be Inception 2.

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There's no way it's an Inception sequel. If it is, I will eat my shoe.

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Pknolan wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 12:52 am
There's no way it's an Inception sequel. If it is, I will eat my shoe.
Agree. Just don't see it

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Pknolan wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 12:52 am
There's no way it's an Inception sequel. If it is, I will eat my shoe.
leather or canvas?

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Doesn't WB own the Inception IP...which means they get somebody else to do it like Villeneuve did for Blade Runner 2049 or Chris Nolan steps in and does it himself. And you know the studio probably wants to make a sequel or spin-off to a massively successful first entry, but at the same time wants to keep Nolan happy and don't want to cross him. It's probably only a matter of time either way even if Nolan's new project is not related to Inception.

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