We’re Never Getting A Forrest Gump 2 And This Is Why SUBSCRIBE: https://youtu.be/xsXMP6qQv-w : Forrest Gump was a big-time crowd-pleaser, and a sequel would’ve definitely also earned stacks of cash at the box office. So what kept a potential part two from ever hitting theaters? Well, stop eating those shrimp and grab your running shoes as we find out why Forrest Gump 2 never got made.
Once upon a time, Tom Hanks was best known as a comedian. But then the Oscar-winning double whammy of Philadelphia and Forrest Gump turned him into an esteemed actor and gave him serious Hollywood clout. Following those back-to-back Lead Actor wins, Hanks could’ve easily made a Gump sequel, but instead, he opted for Apollo 13. So why didn’t he revisit his iconic character?
In 1995, Hanks said that he didn’t think Forrest Gump 2 was a good idea. For one thing, as he told Entertainment Weekly, he was tired of all those catchphrases. But more importantly, he was worried a sequel would hurt the legacy of the original film.
While Forrest Gump might seem like a distinctly cinematic experience, the movie was actually based on a novel by Winston Groom. So when it came time to adapt the story for the big screen, Paramount tapped Eric Roth to write the screenplay. Roth is an incredibly respected writer who won an Academy Award for his Gump script and went on to nab even more Oscar nominations for the likes of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and A Star Is Born. Keep watching the video to see why we’re never getting a Forrest Gump 2 and this is why.
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