Coraline 2 is the most awaited movie for many fans of Coraline. The movie is actually based on a dark fantasy novella written by children’s author Neil Gaiman which was released in 2002. But he has not written a sequel for the book. According to the sources he does not have any plans to write one soon yet. The first movie was about a young girl named Coraline who moves into a new town.
In her new home, she finds a portal that takes her to an alternate world. It has everything Coraline desires. But the alternate world is not what it seems because there is an insidious presence that plans to keep her as a slave.
Even Though Coraline is considered a children’s movie it dealt with scary themes. That is why it received a lot of appreciation from adult viewers as well. The first Coraline was released in 2009. The first film ended with a scene that hinted at a sequel. So the fans of the movie are waiting for a sequel. Here you can learn if there is a possibility for Coraline 2 or not.
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What is Coraline about and Coraline 2 will be?
The Coraline movie was directed by Henry Selick. It belongs to the genre of stop-motion animated dark fantasy horror. The Coraline cast were Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, and more who lent their voice for the characters in the film.
This animated film became a box office success as many people got enamored by the dark theme in it. It even won many awards and received a nomination in the Academy Awards.
The story begins with the girl Coraline Jones and her parents moving to a new town and a new home. It is an old mansion divided into flats and it is called The Pink Palace. Through a doll with button eyes, Coraline gets lured into The Other World where she finds the other versions of the home, her parents, and her neighbors. She finds The Other World more entertaining than the real world. But she soon learns that the Other Mother in The Other World is evil and she is called Beldam. She tries to trap the soul of Coraline and even kidnaps her real parents.
Then Coraline tries to escape from The Other World and save her parents. Also, she successfully saves the souls of the children previously trapped by Beldam. But it was hinted in the story that the Beldam will never stop looking for the key.
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What is the theme of Coraline?
Coraline helps little children to be grateful for what they have in life. That is why the movie poster has this line “Be Careful of what you wish for”. So people who find fault with everything in their life and wish for better things have to be careful of what want. Also, the movie teaches the importance of courage, love for family, and more.
Along with the character Coraline, we also get to learn that having one’s family by the side is always a protection. Further, it is not a great idea to believe strangers. They can manipulate us and it can land us in trouble.
Will there be Coraline 2?
There is no official release date for Coraline 2 because it has not been greenlit yet by the creators. The 60 year old author of the Coraline book has never written a sequel. So there is no story for the movie directors to make the film Coraline 2. In March 2021 a fan tweeted the author to write a sequel for Coraline. Then the author replied on his Twitter page that he wants to write a better sequel for Coraline. He thinks that there is no point in making a sequel if the plot is not good.
After this post from Neil Gaiman there is suddenly an interest in social media about Coraline 2. Many people are supporting the idea of making Coraline 2 and asking the creators to make an effort for the sequel.
Further, there is another matter to consider. The first Coraline movie was produced by Laika. Also, it was the first feature film of the production company. In 2016 itself the CEO of the company Travis Knight shared that there will be no sequel for the movie. This disheartened the fans. But if the author writes a sequel there is a chance of it getting a movie adaptation. We have to wait and see if it happens.
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What are the thoughts of the Coraline fandom?
As many people on Twitter are expecting the author to write a sequel it has created a stir. The author even gave a fitting reply to them. He said that only when he has a better idea for a sequel will he write one. Many people commended his answer. They supported him by saying that he did not get bullied by the people to write a sequel. The author is taking his own time to come up with a great idea for a sequel.
Many others are hopeful that the author may come up with a great idea to write a sequel that will further explore the Coraline universe. They think that many details in the story are still a mystery. In social media, many fan theories have made Coraline even scarier. They are popular. Also, these theories can serve as a great stepping stone for Coraline 2.
What are the Coraline fan theories?
Coraline has a cult following. There are lots of communities in social media that are Coraline fans. They discuss the various details in the story. The fan theories created by them are frightening and make us think more about this dark story.
1. Beldam has a son
The evil villain in the Coraline story is Beldam. There is a lot of mystery around her character. Many fans question her origins such as how she came to live in The Pink Palace. They think that she was once upon a time a resident of The Pink Palace. Also, there is a theory that she hunts down the children to get back her deceased son.
2. Coraline is stuck in The Other world
Another scary fan theory about Coraline is that she never escaped from the Beldam. In the movie, it seems as if she escapes and saves her family. But the Coraline theorists think that a dark story like this can never end happily. It all seems quite unrealistic to them.
Coraline is one of the finest animated films. Its characters, plot, themes, and symbols are like an ocean. The creators themselves are encouraging the fans to explore more on the story. That is why it has still got lots of fandoms after many years.
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