Apparently Disney Hates Jessica Rabbit
Director Robert Zemeckis says his 'Roger Rabbit' sequel is doomed and she's part of the reason.
Did you know Robert Zemeckis has been trying for years to make a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?! It's true. We even asked him about it once. Well he has another update for fans, but they're not going to be happy about it. In a new interview with The Telegraph, he says there's very little chance the film will ever be made, in part because Disney owns the script and they don't want anything to do with it.
While Zemeckis says the script is "magnificent," he explains, "the current corporate Disney culture has no interest in Roger, and they certainly don’t like Jessica at all."
While that makes some sense, what with Jessica being a cartoon bombshell at odds with Disney's more recent progressive characters, it's still kind of a bummer to hear it probably ruins our chances of ever seeing a Roger Rabbit sequel.
If the sequel were to ever happen, Zemeckis says it would be a continuation of the original story set against a 1950s-style movie backdrop. Also, the ghost of Eddie Valiant (played by the late Bob Hoskins in the first movie) would appear using some of Hoskins' old footage and some computer trickery. Which... okay that doesn't sound like a terrific idea, but we'll give Zemeckis the benefit of the doubt.