To be completely honest, After left me wanting a little bit more. No shade, I’m just saying that the movie’s based on a VERY sexual book that started out as Harry Styles fan fiction, and I was expecting it to be a lil steamier. The good news is that it’s getting a sequel that’s already promising to turn up the heat. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
The sequel will be based on the second book in the series.
The After series is made up of five books. This sequel is based on the second, which is called After We Collided. Anna Todd, the mastermind behind the After franchise, shared the news on Twitter. “After We Collided era is here,” she tweeted. “We’re getting a sequel, guys!”
After We Collided will be rated R.
After fans had a LOT of feelings about the movie being rated PG-13, as they felt that some of the juiciest parts of the story were left out.
Kind mad the “After” movie was PG13, the books are completely rated R & the movie would’ve been 10x better if it was rated R— Samantha 🍓 (@SamanthaTillerr) April 15, 2019
Obviously, Anna listens to the Afternators. She also announced that After We Collided will be rated R, per her brand-spankin’-new contract.
And yes it will be Rated R (it’s my new contract 😊😝)— Anna Todd (@annatodd) May 19, 2019
Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin are confirmed to return.
The movie’s leads, Tessa (Josephine Langford) and Hardin (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin), will definitely be in the sequel. I mean, the entire series is about Hessa, so it would be absolutely nuts if one of them got replaced. But still, it’s nice to know FOR SURE. Plus, Anna’s already out here teasing the scenes she’s most excited to see them bring to life.
Dylan Sprouse has officially joined the cast.
Is this the best news ever? Or is this the best news ever? Dylan Sprouse will be joining After We Collided as Trevor Matthews, or “fucking Trevor,” as Hardin calls him in the books because he can’t stand the dude. Trevor is Tessa’s coworker who totally has the hots for her. Dylan and the official After account shared the news on social media.
Excited to announce my participation as Trevor in After We Collided! Going to be filming in Hotlanta soon and can’t wait to keep y’all posted https://t.co/DDauSS8fJ3— Dylan Sprouse (@dylansprouse) August 5, 2019
If you’d like to lurk, you should know that there’s now an Instagram account for Trevor’s character. (Everyone in the movie has one.)
If you’re looking for spoilers, you should read the books.
That’s totally fair, considering the fact that this thing started out as a Wattpad story and then became a book series before it was made into a movie. It makes total sense that After has gone through a few changes as it becomes a story told across such different platforms. For example, Hardin’s name was originally Harry Styles, but it was changed when it went to print for legal reasons. Then it had to be cleaned up a bit to work as a PG-13 movie. It’ll probably go through even more changes this time around.
With that being said, if you want some more Hessa content to hold you over until AWC comes out...you should totally rip through the series. Trust, the five books are as entertaining and addicting as all of this beauty blogger drama is. But if you’re hoping to walk into the theater completely spoiler-free, here’s a synopsis that doesn’t give it all away.
“After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself.
“Hardin will always be...Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior—or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses.
“Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life.
“Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change...for love?”
So...yeah. Sounds like we’re about to enter the first “off” phase of this on-again, off-again relationship. This would probably be a good time to stock up on Kleenex and waterproof mascara.
This post will be updated as more information is announced.
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