Armie Hammer, the ultra-hunk who gave Timothée Chalamet’s Elio a summer to remember in 2017's Call Me By Your Name, has previously been gung-ho about revisiting the film’s gauzy, starry-eyed world, telling Variety last year that “it will happen.” Now, unfortunately, the actor is dialing back on that enthusiasm.
In a new interview with Vulture, Hammer says that, though there’s been “really loose conversations about it,” he and the team would be “setting ourselves up for disappointment” with a sequel. “I don’t know that anything will match up to the first, you know?” he said.
Hammer adds that there’s no script or plans in place, but that he’d “be an asshole to say no” if the stars aligned, which they still could. Luca Guadagnino already has a beginning mapped out, as well as a Before Sunrise-style approach in mind. Also, André Aciman, who wrote the book upon which Call Me By Your Name was based, is currently at work on a follow-up novel.
In the meantime, though, we’ll need to watch Hammer and Chalamet’s bond unfold in real life. It’s evident enough in this interview, in which Hammer reveals that he and “Timmy” still text all the time.