Do you ever think about doing a short film that’s just about The Collector building this stuff? Ordering the materials, putting it together, almost like a documentary about his process?
Well there is. We already have written a little origin, and the origin – if we ever are so fortunate as to make that – really kind of answers everything in about five minutes. So I think that would be fun, to see it. And then you just understand, oh, here are some of the iconic visuals that we’ve anchored around this villain, [and] where they all stem from, how that became part of his DNA.
Would that part of the third movie, if you get a chance?
If we get a chance. It’s already written, it’s good to go, but I think that a lot of people have to see and enjoy The Collection to justify going out into the trenches one more time, but man, it’s a brutal tale and I think, once again, it tries to reinvent how we approach a sequel so that it doesn’t feel like one. You know, so it feels like it earns a place, [it’s] its own original movie and a satisfying film that just happens to have characters that we have grown to appreciate from a previous entry.
Would that follow the title scheme? Would that be The Collective?
It is Collected right now. The first movie sets up The Collector, the second movie is about The Collector’s collection, and the third movie is about a couple of people he has collected.