For those who always wanted to know about Sandy Olsson and Danny Zucko’s summer nights, their wish just came true. A Grease prequel called Summer Loving is currently in the works at Paramount.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, April 9, Paramount Players is developing a prequel to the 1978 hit musical that originally starred Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. Apparently, the movie, which John August (Big Fish and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is writing, will tell the story of how Sandy and Danny met.
Seeing as Grease is still popular among fans and was such a success the first time around, why wouldn’t fans want a story about Sandy and Danny before their unforgettable reunion at Rydell High? Well, not everyone feels that way. There are many people who are strongly against the idea.
The purpose of the prequel is beyond confusing to some fans, who not only don’t want Summer Loving, but also find it completely unnecessary. Those who have seen Grease know that Sandy and Danny pretty much explain the origin of their meet-cute and entire summer of loving in the song “Summer Nights”. Of course, hearing about how they met in a song is very different than actually seeing it in action.
Sandy also gave a more pure and innocent version of how she met Danny, whereas the T-Bird member presented a more risqué story. As part of the lyrics to the song go, “He got friendly holding my hand/She got friendly down in the sand.” So, really, we don’t know the exact details of the beginning of their romance, but some still aren’t happy with idea of a prequel.
There are even many fans who are declaring they would prefer a Grease 2 prequel or a Pink Ladies film with Rizzo (originally portrayed by Stockard Channing). With that, check out a few tweets from those who are dead set against Summer Loving.
We don't need a Grease prequel called 'Summer Loving' because the Grease song 'Summer Loving' explained everything that happened. They had a blast. Thank you for coming to my TED talk. https://t.co/4shz0BLC5V
— Stacey (@stacey_liezl) April 10, 2019
This is not what we asked for. Give us the TRUE Grease sequel — the one that explains where Danny and Sandy’s flying car landed, and whether they survived the fall. https://t.co/eO3Z1G0OdI
— Andy Swift (@AndySwift) April 9, 2019
you don't need a Grease prequel there's literally a whole song that already explains it!!! https://t.co/RUfVMFrMNk
— Jackson McHenry (@McHenryJD) April 9, 2019
We already had a Grease prequel, it was called WORLD WAR II.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) April 10, 2019
— Jamie Jirak (@JamieCinematics) April 9, 2019
Ahem. Someone already MADE this movie and it's called "From Justin To Kelly." https://t.co/H2oWJ5sb50
— Jill Twiss (@jilltwiss) April 9, 2019
If you're gonna give me a Grease prequel, give me a Pink Ladies movie starring Rizzo.
— Jennie (@angrybooklady) April 9, 2019
Really, the possibility of Summer Loving is probably going to make fans really happy, really angry or just give them mixed feelings. Whatever the case, the origin of Danny and Sandy’s romance might soon make its way to the big screen and if that does happen, you bet fans will have even more of a field day critiquing the prequel.