Back in April, we spoke with director Gareth Evans just before the nationwide release of The Raid 2, and he teased that he has a few ideas for The Raid 3, though he wasn't going to write it for "a year or two." Yesterday, the filmmaker revealed on his Twitter account that he still has "ideas in his head" but there is no set date, teasing that it may happen in 2018 or 2019. Here's an excerpt from our April interview where he revealed his eventual plan for The Raid 3, which would merge the timelines set up in both The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2.
"Yeah, when it comes to The Raid 3, I'm not working on it quite yet. It's all in my head right now. My plan is to put pen to paper in about a year or two's time, I'm not going to make it for awhile yet. The general concept is The Raid 2 is something that started two hours after the first film finishes, but, in The Raid 3, to kind of mess around with the idea of the trilogy a little bit, we go back three hours before The Raid 2 finishes, and then branch off from a sub-story there. There's an event that happens, literally towards the end of the movie, that allows me to branch off, and allows me to follow the consequences of those actions."
However, while it will be quite some time before we see The Raid 3, the filmmaker also added on his Twitter account that he is currently scouting locations in Indonesia for him to "f--k up with cars and mayhem." Unfortunately, we don't have any more details about this other project, but it certainly seems like it will be another action-packed thriller, which could be enough to tide fans over until The Raid 3 debuts in three or four years. Check out Gareth Evans' tweets below.
. @GundamFan4LifeThe Raid 3 isn’t going to be happening anytime soon. Ideas in my head. Nothing written. No set date. 2018/19 possibly.— Gareth Evans (@ghuwevans) January 21, 2015