It’s been almost a decade and a half since Russell Crowe set sail in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Now the Oscar-winner is trying to get fans onboard for a second voyage.
On Twitter, Crowe informed his followers that a sequel isn’t out of the question, but Fox would need a little persuasion to get things going.
For the Aubrey Maturin lovers , I do hear whispers indeed that a second voyage is perhaps potentially pre-proposed a possibility . So O’Brian affectionate’s and aficionados , let @20thcenturyfox know of your pleasure . pic.twitter.com/HqyE8y15Uu
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 27, 2017
This isn’t the first time Crowe has pushed for a Master and Commander sequel, as he previously posted this back in 2010.
If you want a Master and Commander sequel I suggest you e-mail Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) December 6, 2010
The original Master and Commander received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. It wasn’t exactly a financial success, however, grossing just over $200 million against a $150 million budget. Back in 2005, director Peter Weir mentioned that a sequel would be “most unlikely.”
Should the adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey continue, or should Master and Commander 2 sink to the depths of development hell along with Gladiator 2?