We just brought you the trailer for ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’, the theatrical re-release of the touching 1999 animated film in select theaters, complete with two added scenes. The new version will be screened on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 and Sunday October 4 before being released on BluRay later this fall.
The original film, released by Warner Brothers, rendered in traditional 2D animation, got lost in the shuffle and barely made a dent at the box office, but fans fortunate enough to have seen it and the small legion that discovered it on home video consider it a true classic. This cinematic re-release speaks to the enduring legacy of the heartwarming film, directed by Brad Bird who later helmed ‘The Incredibles’ for Disney/Pixar.
Fans cheered or at least breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing of this special edition of the movie. Many now will get to experience the film on the big screen for the first time ever, while others are simply happy to be getting a deluxe BluRay of the movie at long last.
But wait. Could there be more?
It certainly seems that way. None other than the voice of ‘The Iron Giant’ himself, Vin Diesel, who recorded the booming vocals back when he was a complete unknown in Hollywood, posted a cryptic message on his Facebook page referencing the film and teasing that we may not have seen the last of the looming metal humanoid and his human family.
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It’s the postscript: “Don’t be surprised when you hear WB announce the sequel” that is the most leading. “When” not “if.” Diesel previously leaked that he was voicing Groot in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ via Facebook before the official announcement was made. Is he now letting the world know that Warner Brothers may be revisiting this lost classic?
For now, take this as just a rumor, albeit one from a person that would certainly be in the know when/if this were happening.
Would you like to see a sequel? Or should they leave well enough alone? Can ‘The Iron Giant’ grow from a cult favorite to a mass market hit? Comment below!