By now, there’s a good chance you’ve watched Netflix’s latest ridiculously cute rom-com To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before more than once. Hey, no judgment here! We’re pretty obsessed with the movie, too. But we need to talk about that final scene, you know, the one that comes on as the credits are rolling and sets us up for (hopefully!) a sequel. So let’s recap:
As the credits are rolling, there is a knock on the Covey family’s door. Our girl Kitty, Lara Jean’s younger sister/the reason why all of LJ’s love letters got sent out in the first place, answers the door and standing there is John Ambrose McClaren. With flowers, his letter, and a cute smirk on his v pretty face.
As we remember, he is the boy Lara Jean had a crush on when they were kids in Model UN together and who her fifth letter belongs to. Kitty’s reaction to John showing up at their door is priceless:
And that’s how the movie ends! Now, for those who read all three of Jenny Han’s novels the movie is based on, then you already know what role John plays in Lara Jean’s life. So now we REALLY need a sequel movie to happen to find out how he’s going to play out on-screen. As we know at the movie’s end, Lara Jean and the boy who totally stole her heart (and all of ours watching on our couches) Peter Kavinsky decide to have a real relationship with each other. Clearly, John showing up at the Coveys’ home is going to shake things up. And as Jenny explained to Indiewire, she hopes to see another movie so she can bring John to life on-screen.
“There’s so many things in the second book that I would love to see in a sequel. The whole reason why I wrote a second book was for the character of John Ambrose McClaren, who is a fan favorite, and he’s a favorite of mine too. I would love to see that explored,” she said.
The movie’s director Susan Johnson explained to Entertainment Tonight that another movie could 100% happen and it takes about a month for the streaming service to see how a film did to decide if they want to go forward with another one.
“We’re all attached contractually if we want to do the movie again, which is super exciting, and if our schedules all key up. Netflix said that their general timeframe is 28 days; they watch how well the movie does over the period of a month and once that’s over, they can make a decision about a sequel. I love the fans being vocal about it, the more, the better,” she said. And as for what’s going to be the focus of this movie? The script isn’t written yet but there are plenty of ideas in mind already for what’s next for our fave lovebirds.
“The struggle of what that means and not having a contract and trust — all those issues that they talk about on the field at the very last scene,” Susan explained. “Relationships are hard to navigate and they’ll find themselves in one. And they’ll discover what the next person might bring in John Ambrose McClaren. We’re so invested in Peter and Lara Jean, that seeing them go through struggles is going to be hard but also something everybody can relate to.”
OK, now this sequel really needs to happen so we can see what drama our John Ambrose McClaren is going to bring!
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