Face 2 will renew with the meeting of Cage and Travolta

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John Woo’s action classic, Face to Face, may have a sequel that has been in the works since before the strike.

From Hollywood’s finest ensembles comes a rumor that will delight action fans: John Travolta may reunite with Nicolas Cage in the sequel to the 1997 classic Face to Face. This uproar in the world of cinema was created after the statements of Cage, who confirmed his desire to return the role for the second part.

An unconfirmed report from celebrity movie news hunter Daniel Richman suggests that Travolta has accepted the challenge of sharing the screen with Cage again. While the news hasn’t been made public yet, the mere possibility has set social media and film forums ablaze. Directed by John Woo, the original film is notable for its dramatic identity-switching plot between an FBI agent and a crime master, played by Travolta and Cage respectively.

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Adam Wingard, the director of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, is set to helm this sequel, which promises to be a direct connection to its predecessor. In the first film, Cage’s character, Castor, is complicated by the fate of Troy’s apparent killer. However, the front-end is a fertile ground for creativity and manipulation, where the story is impossible script material. Cage has hinted that the plot will revolve around the children of the original characters, adding more layers to this game of mirrors and masks.

In early March, Wingard shared that Frontline 2 had been shelved in 2023 due to the WGA strike, but would resume once a new version of the script was completed. This setback not only kept fans and specialty media in suspense as to when filming would begin, especially now that rumors are rife with the relationship between Travolta and Cage.

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A classic that still works

Face to Face has remained relevant in pop culture thanks to its innovative shows, but is still available on various streaming platforms such as Pluto TV, Roku Channel, Paramount+ and Peacock. This access allowed new generations to discover the film and join a fan base that eagerly awaited any news related to its sequels.

Even recent projects like Netflix’s The Adam Project have made references to Face, showing Face’s lasting influence on the action-adventure genre. In this case, Face 2 is not just the expected sequel, but an opportunity to explore new dimensions in suspense and action narratives, promising to take the legacy of the characters in new and exciting directions.

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Apart from the rumored involvement in Face to Face 2, John Travolta and Nicolas Cage have been active in recent projects that show their versatility in the film industry. Travolta shines in Fanatic, playing an obsessive fan who takes his admiration to disturbing extremes, a show many critics find intense and moving.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Cage has been praised for his role in Pig, a film about growing truffles in search of a stolen pig, for his deeply humane and wonderfully witty performance. These roles not only added to their versatile careers but also set the stage for them to interact on the big screen.