What kind of evil and sinister musical doesn’t have a sequel? I know it’s probably most of them since musicals tend to have a very dramatic way of killing off their main characters, guranteeing that there’s nothing that can happen afterwards that stars all of the characters you love…because they’re dead… but can’t I keep dreaming ? Way to break our hearts and leave them broken you soulless, talented Musical writers.
But… fortunately for us, at the end of Phantom of the Opera, Phantom simply disappears, claiming that The Music of the Night is now finished, and that left us with some options.
Of course, all of us real Phantom fans wanted the Phantom and Christine to float off down the creepy, underground river and be wed and to live out their days together in martial bliss, beneath some new opera house , but no, Christine just had to choose handsome ass Raoul with his lovely voice, good looks, an endless pockets . Disgusting , how could she choose security and a life above ground over the passionate, if controlling, Phantom?
Gerard, Emmy. We get it. You have lives. But get this, I cannot give a flying fuck about anything else until I get this sequel!! I need another musical to watch 6 times a year and cry to when I drink too much wine, and cry doubly when I’m sober. After I stumbled across the Australian cast recording of Love Never Dies, I became obsessed all over again.
That’s why I really don’t understand what they (the composer, Gerard, Amy, anybody involved in the making of the original Phantom of the Opera movie/musical) think we’re supposed to do with the rest of our lives if we never get this movie sequel. I’ve been waiting for this since the credits started rolling in the first one. Seeing Love Never Dies only tripled my need to see it redone as a musical movie with the cast who starred in the first Phantom of the Opera movie.