The flurry of reports around the “Sex and the City 3” movie’s cancellation has been fraught with layers of drama and allegations about cast members. Why was the movie shuttered? Who was responsible? GUSmen rounded up all the most important pieces of news you need to know.
Kim Cattrall was allegedly the reason for the movie’s cancellation
After years of speculation over the possibility of a third “Sex and the City” movie, during which Sarah Jessica Parker had said the idea was in a “warming drawer,” the chance for fans to see a final chapter was killed for good in September.
The Daily Mail reported Kim had the audacity to tell Warner Bros that she would only do this if they made other movies she had in development. The outlet reported that Warner Bros refused to meet her demands and had to cancel production as the company decided it wouldn’t be fair to fans to produce a movie with only three of the four main characters. Parker and Cattrall have both publicly spoken about the canceled “Sex and the City” movie.
Later that day when Extra asked Parker to confirm the project was “shelved,” the actress said it was outright done.
It’s not halted — it’s over … we’re not doing it,
Parker told Extra.
I’m disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It’s not just disappointing that we don’t get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting a third movie.
Originally an HBO comedy about four Manhattan socialites, Sex and the City enjoyed a successful run on TV between 1998 and 2004. Two big-screen adaptations followed in 2008 and 2010. While neither film was well received by critics, both performed impressively at the box office, prompting calls for another instalment. In 2016, Parker said that another outing remained a possibility, either as a new series or a film, but Cattrall expressed doubts.
Everyone is doing their own thing and if it was going to happen, it would have happened by now. It would be a challenge to do a third instalment,
she told the Daily Record.