It’s been over 2 years since Jumper it screens and while there was talk about a sequel initially, nothing has happened. For a movie that cost $85 million to make a worldwide box office of $220 million is a decent amount, but it obviously isn’t enough for 20th Century Fox to make a sequel a priority.
At the premiere of Takers earlier this week Hayden Christensen was asked if there was anything to report, and the actor revealed talks are currently taking place.
“We’re talking about it right now actually,” he said. Where could the story go? “Hopefully somewhere a little darker. I think there’s a lot you can do with it. It was sort of set up in a way it’s gonna be mother hunting son and possibly even maybe sister hunting brother. We’re talking about it, trying to figure it out.”
Back in 2007 when Hayden Christensen landed the lead in Jumper he was still riding high from the success of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, but he hasn’t been in a big movie since which may be why 20th Century Fox are taking their time green-lighting a sequel. Personally I don’t think we will see one, and it will probably depend on how much director Doug Liman lobby’s the studio for one.
Would you be interested in seeing a Jumper 2?