“Edward Scissorhands” is a beloved classic movie, but do fans want their favorite film to continue with a sequel? While viewers can engage in a heated debate about whether or not a second movie about the man with scissors for hands should be made, director and writer Tim Burton, 57, has already revealed if it will become a reality.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly for the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Johnny Depp-led film, Burton explained that he has never had the desire to tell another story about the sweet yet misunderstood character.
“I think things like that are nightmares,” he told EW of “revisiting” the movie. “For me, they’re very singular things, and I think -- yeah, some things, I easily get why you make more movies. Trilogies and sequels and octogoni -- I get it. But for me, they’re usually just singular things.”
“Edward Scissorhands” was released in theaters Dec. 14, 1990. Depp starred alongside Winona Ryder and Dianne Wiest as a man who lives in isolation after his creator dies. He’s introduced into the local community, where he faces difficulties trying to fit in because of his differences. The movie was based on a drawing that Burton made when he was in his early 20s, and the project came to life after his successful directorial work on “Beetlejuice” and “Batman.” According to Box Office Mojo, the film’s domestic total gross was $56,362,352.
And “Edward Scissorhands” isn’t the only hit movie that Burton refuses to make a sequel to. He feels the same way about the 1993 animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
“I was always very protective of [‘Nightmare’], not to do sequels or things of that kind -- you know, ‘Jack Visits Thanksgiving World’ or other kings of things -- just because I felt the movie had a purity to it and the people that like it,” Burton told MTV in 2006. “Because it’s not a mass-market kind of thing, it was important to kind of keep that purity of it. I try to respect people and keep the purity of the project as much as possible.”
With that said, Burton is attached to a “Beetlejuice” sequel. He directed the original film in 1988. While promoting his new movie “Big Eyes” in 2014, the director said that he would work on another movie about the bio-exorcist as long as star Michael Keaton would reprise his role.
The "Edward Scissorhands" 25th anniversary special-edition DVD was released Oct. 13.