E.T. : The Extra Terrestrial came out in 1982 and enchanted audiences and critics with its tale of the love between a young boy and a freakish alien. So it’s probably not that surprising that, according to reports, Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore have been discussing the possibility of a sequel. Of course, the cynic in me would like to point out that the movie grossed almost a billion dollars, but I’m sure that has nothing to do with their desire to bring back the little space-critter for one more movie.
But if they did happen to do a sequel, it raises a few interesting questions. Will Reese’s Pieces become the in snack of the 21st century? Do they even still make Reese’s Pieces? Will the sequel be called: E.T. 2: Electric Boogaloo? Will E.T. 2 be wildly successful, thus re-starting a trend of making sitcoms about cute, little creatures from outer space, like Alf and that furry alien in Mork & Mindy? And finally, will Hollywood ever stop pillaging our childhood loves and memories in order to make a few more dollars?
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UPDATE: Turns out it was just a rumor. Click here for details.