While on the promoting rounds for Jumper on DVD and Blue Ray Disc Hayden Christensen spoke to the Toronto Sun about whether he’d be up for a sequel.
“We’re talking about it,” the 27-year-old Canadian actor said. “I know that they’re having those conversations, I hear about them.” So would he sign on again? “Oh yeah, and I think I probably will.”
Liman originally planned a movie trilogy based on Steven Gould’s novel. Liman spun out a liberal re-imagining of Gould’s more personal story about child abuse, which had jumping as a metaphor for escape.
“It was set up to become that — a trilogy — if it did well,” Christensen added. “And I think they’re happy with how it did so they want to make another one. But I don’t think they’re rushing to get into production.”
Compared to Iron Man’s $537 million+ worldwide, Jumper only made $221.4 million, which is probably a reason why they are not rushing to get it out. However, it’s budget was $85 million so it did make a nice sum for FOX.