Some movies just deserve to have sequels. Inception, 27 Dresses and He’s Just Not That Into You immediately come to mind. And, of course, The Devil Wears Prada. Seriously, who wouldn’t want a sequel to the hit 2006 movie so we could at least get some updates on our favorite characters? I mean, I’d love to know if Miranda Priestly ever realized there were more important things than work. Also, did Emily take over the magazine like she deserved to? Did Andy ever ditch her terrible friends and find professional happiness? We were left at the end of that movie with questions, and we demand answers. A sequel could answer all those questions and more. But would it actually happen? We can only dream… for now.
There is at least one star on board, and of course, it’s the always-game Emily Blunt, who still has a lot of love for the film that made her a star. When she was asked during her press tour for her new movie A Quiet Place whether she would reprise her role as Emily and give us the Devil Wears Prada sequel we want (and deserve, quite frankly) she replied, “I mean if everyone wanted to do it, it would be cool… I’d be down.”
If only that simple and enthusiastic reply was all it took to get this green-lighted. Unfortunately, that sequel would be nothing without Meryl Streep, and sadly, she’s made it clear (albeit privately according to a 10-year anniversary report from Variety) she isn’t eager to return to Miranda Priestly’s world anytime soon. Other stars have said it less privately, including Hathaway, who told Variety in the same report, “I’d love to make a movie with all the people again that’s something totally different. But I think that one might have just hit the right note. It’s good to leave it as it is.”
Stanley Tucci is also, sadly, not on board. When asked about a sequel in 2016, he replied, “That’s never going to happen.”
Luckily, there is a way superfans can revisit the world of Miranda Priestly and co. Blunt’s character is the star of a new book sequel to the original novel version of The Devil Wears Prada. It’s called When Life Gives You Lululemons, so you already know it’s just as fab as the original, and if you’re anything like me, you’re already on your way to Barnes & Noble to pick up a copy.