Paramount says there’s still a good possibility of Godfather 4 happening sometime in the future.
In one of the remarks soon after the release of Francis Ford Coppola‘s version of The Godfather Part III, now made public under the title Mario Puzo‘s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, the production company is open to future possibilities.
As reported by the New York Times, Paramount stated:
While there are no imminent plans for another film in the Godfather saga, given the enduring power of its legacy it remains a possibility if the right story emerges.
However, Francis Ford Coppola insisted he would not be back for any more movies. He said there might be Godfather IV and V and VI in the future, but he ruled himself out of sitting on the director’s chair.
Coppola had previously teased a potential fourth film in 1990 to progress the story of Vincent Corleone.
However, after the demise of the first crime novel author Mario Puzo in 1999, Coppola laid the project to rest and declined to produce another movie without Puzo, who had co-written all three films.
Paramount holds the keys to the franchise, which would mean if they wanted to produce the fourth edition, Coppola would not have to be on board with it.
Reviewing the film, NME wrote:
It’s still the worst of the trilogy – but Francis Ford’s new edit has turned this disappointing climax into a more fitting final flourish.
The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone remains the worst Godfather movie on account of the story not being as good, the performances and script not being of the same quality, the absence of Brando, and a strangely languid performance by Pacino, the film’s leading man.
The movie opened in select theatres on 4th December. It will be available on Blu-ray & Digital on 8th December from Paramount.