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to that last quote. And more
"The prospects for Crank 3 would be much improved if the second movie had made more than $12 at the box office. So there really isnít like a Fast & Furious financial incentive to do it, right? So, itís got to be a great idea. Itís got to be everybody on the same page and passionate about doing something insane. My feeling about Crank 3 is that Crank 3 should be as exponentially more fóed up than Crank 2 as Crank 2 was Crank 1. Obviously, thereís been talk here and there but Iíve never really felt that creatively it was fóed up enough to really do. Because the studio will get in contact with us: ĎWhat do you guys think about this?í ĎWhat do you guys think about that?í And the scenarios are always very tame compared to what I think it should be. Obviously, thereís a great movie there somewhere. I donít know if itís going to be Jason Statham in a wheelchair, 40 years from now. I think there should be a Crank cinematic universe. Not just one movie. So who knows? Thereís nothing in the works right now. But you never know. Me and Mark are brothers for life."
I found Crank 2 a bit much, and prefer more a satire of unkillable characters and franchises. But they supposedly know their tiny niche best.