Earlier this month we reported that, despite performing respectably at the box office, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo would not get a direct sequel from Sony Pictures. Instead, the studio plans to reboot the series on a lower budget and without the film’s stars Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, or director David Fincher. And this seemed in keeping with Mara’s own words about reprising the role of Lisbeth Salander, as she told E! Online back in February that she was “sad never to do it again, but it just doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards.”
Well, it seems that Mara was looking at the wrong deck, or possibly playing a different game entirely, because now the actress is saying she’ll return to the franchise “until someone tells me otherwise.” While promoting Carol, Todd Haynes’ romantic drama that sees her fall in love with Cate Blanchett, Mara was asked about her involvement in any future Stieg Larsson adaptations. She told E! Online that she’s “doing it unless someone tells me that I’m not—and then I still might do it.” Now that that’s been settled, we suppose all that’s left is for Sony to decide which book to adapt, and for Craig to clear his possibly Bond-less schedule.