Michelle Yeoh Wants To Make A Spin-Off Of Her Critically Acclaimed Film
Michelle Yeoh says she won't do a sequel to Everything Everywhere All At Once, but she'd love to be a rock star in a spin-off.
In a world inundated with spin-offs, prequels, sequels, reboots, and remakes, a film that comes in, tells its story, and then that’s it, is exceedingly rare. One of the surprise hits of last year, Everything Everywhere All At Once has been rumored to be getting a sequel, and while there’s nothing definitive yet, that hasn’t stopped from fans from asking about one. During an interview with Variety, Michelle Yeoh explained what she wants to do as a spin-off, not a sequel, of the best multiverse film of 2022.
Michelle Yeoh admitting that there are no plans for a sequel, and she doesn’t want to do one, makes sense considering how the film wrapped up the story of Evelyn and her daughter, Joy. Though as the star says, a spin-off would be ripe with possibilities, including a possible universe with Yeoh’s character as a rock star. She already played a character with hot dog hands, so an Evelyn living life as a rock star isn’t far-fetched.
Everything Everywhere All At Once, also starring Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, Jamie Lee Curtis, and James Hong, introduced viewers to a multiverse of possible lives featuring Evelyn, her family, and an IRS agent. Michelle Yeoh opens the door to suggesting spin-offs that follow one of their alternates, as opposed to the main versions from the first film. Revisiting the kung-fu universe, hot dog hands, or the best of them all, raccacoonie, and experiencing an adventure of an Evelyn variant could be amazing.
As Michelle Yeoh said, rock star Evelyn focused on bringing the world together through music could be a movie in and of itself. Bring back Ke Huy Quan as her manager, Stephanie Hsu as a young up-and-coming singer, with guest appearances by Enya and Lady Gaga. Throw in BTS, and that movie may rival the impressive box office haul of Everything Everywhere All At Once, $100 million, which was record-setting for a film that started on six screens.
Everything Everywhere All At Once is considered the best film of Michelle Yeoh’s career, which spans nearly 40 years, going back to Hong Kong cinema in the late 80’s. The list of accolades awarded to the film has its own Wikipedia page, which recently expanded following the strong showing at the Golden Globes.
Michelle Yeoh won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, while The Goonies star Ke Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor. The film was also nominated for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical, Best Screenplay, Best Director for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, and finally, Best Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis. A spin-off, however unlikely, would also carry the weight of expectations that the first film never had, benefitting from being a small production allowed to be as crazy and imaginative as needed to tell a good story.
Though a sequel is unlikely, with both the directors and Michelle Yeoh stating there’s no plans for one, and a spinoff is a distant possibility even if it would let Yeoh enjoy a rock star fantasy, at least Everything Everywhere All At Once can be enjoyed over and over again.