Ving Rhames to Return for Piranha 3D Sequel but Not Mission: Impossible 4?
12.16.10 by Ryan
In August, studio Dimension announced plans for a sequel to Piranha 3D and, two months later, revealed that the sequel's creative team would be director John Gulager and screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, who worked together previously on 2006's Feast and its two sequels.
The cast for the sequel, Piranha 3DD, has yet to be announced, though Bloody-Disgusting reports that an unexpected character could be returning for more prehistoric piranha action. While doing press for Death Race 2, Ving Rhames revealed that his character Deputy Fallon, who seemingly perished in the movie, could make a comeback.
They're talking about [it], because you don't necessarily see me die — and even though I'm not in the film that much, people responded to my character. So that's why they're talking about doing something. But I think they're writing it as we speak.
Rhames wasn't the only character whose fate wasn't revealed in the movie. Paul Scheer's cameraman character simply disappears from the movie, never to be seen again. Shortly after Piranha 3D's release, Scheer took to his personal website to offer theories about his character's disappearance, one of which he admitted seemed "too unbelievable".
Sometimes a movie runs out of budget in the post process and leaves major unfinished scenes on cutting room floor.
Meanwhile, the latest Mission: Impossible sequel, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, seemed to be a lock for Rhames' services, as the actor publicly announced he'd return for the sequel in August. In a recent interview with MovieWeb, however, Rhames revealed that he might not appear in the fourth Mission: Impossible.
I may be doing something very small in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol but I will just say that the budget changed dramatically and I'll leave it at that.
Rhames said that "cha-ching could create" the possibility of a cameo but that "it's up to them."
Piranha 3DD opens September 16, 2011, while Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol opens December 16, 2011.