All-star cast ensembles are becoming increasingly more typical in Hollywood, yet arguably the original all-star movie is Ocean’s Eleven. It’s been a great twenty years since George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and their happy band of A-listers met up to ransack Las Vegas casinos and play as well as rob various casino games. Many of the actors from Ocean’s Eleven have transformed into directors and ambassadors (the people who are five-projects-deep sort of talent}. It would require a concentrated effort to facilitate and develop a story to unite them all. Since the iconic movie, there have been two sequels and an all-female adaptation. However, there were discussions about an Ocean’s 14 that didn’t come to fruition. Don Cheadle has now uncovered exactly what held the movie back from pushing ahead and what it would take to get this show on the road with another Ocean’s film.
Just before his and Steven Soderbergh’s release, the Ocean’s franchise director (new movie No Sudden Move) Don Cheadle, revealed that he and Soderbergh were discussing Ocean’s 14 years before and that the idea might since have reemerged. Cheadle says the death of Bernie Mac, who was in every one of the three of the Ocean’s movies, is the thing that immediately shut down discussions of a fourth film the first time around. Yet, Soderbergh thinks he has figured out how to get Ocean’s 14 going after so many years have passed since the first one.
Even though he doesn’t know a lot about a new Ocean’s movie, Don Cheadle doesn’t appear to be against the idea of making Oceans 14 by any means. He most certainly includes himself in the “us” when discussing who might return in a fourth film—bringing back as many of the original actors as could reasonably be expected is the main objective. While we clearly will not have the opportunity to see Bernie Mac or Carl Reiner in another continuation (not without the help of some incredibly innovative technology), it’s entirely possible that the remainder of the pack will be interested. The team had loads of fun together; George Clooney and Brad Pitt remained very close, and we can see them getting on board with working together again for this movie. Although, Pitt might be difficult to persuade to return to the Ocean’s franchise according to his proclamations in previous interviews.
It seems like Matt Damon is, by all accounts, ready. On his press tour for his new movie Stillwater, dropped by Good Morning America, Matt Damon was asked whether he would be interested in participating in what is sure to be a hit with Ocean’s 14. It has been brought up a lot and joked about by a few. His reaction was unexpected but welcome: he responded by saying that the decision is up to Steven Soderbergh to decide if there is a story there. Since they have lost a few of the original cast, they would have to work around that as they are no longer the original all-star cast. He was, of course, referring to the late Bernie Mac and Carl Reiner.
In the decade since Ocean’s 13 finished the trilogy, Cheadle’s costars Bernie Mac and Carl Reiner have, of course, passed away. Getting the remainder of the cast together means reuniting a huge number of incredibly popular actors, all with surely very busy schedules.
It’s worth mentioning that the Oceans franchise didn’t end with Soderbergh’s last movie. 2018’s Oceans 8 was a blockbuster hit, generating $297 billion globally, showing that more Oceans movies could definitely be on the cards. The female-led installation of the franchise then assumed the task of recreating the cherished trilogy’s expressive flair as both a continuation and a spin-off. The movie’s success at the box office is notable, yet the movie got a lukewarm critical reaction.
Some contend that the missing ingredient was Soderbergh himself. If the original cast is ready and Soderbergh is thinking about returning to the franchise, this might be the movie that takes fans back to the pinnacle of heist film action. There is also the actual story of Ocean’s 8 to continue.
The movie was centred on Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie (Sandra Bullock), following the criminal’s offscreen demise. Could this mean an Oceans movie without the notorious George Clooney? It feels a bit unlikely. Most Ocean’s 8 fans spent the movie eagerly anticipating and waiting for his reappearance, never entirely believing that he was dead.
Besides, with the spin-off being well watched and well received by many, the chance of a crossover between the two casts is always there. This would mean getting entertainers like Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, or even hotshot Rihanna back for more heist movie action. Just imagine the onscreen magic of George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as Danny and Debbie Ocean! Imagine the casinos that they could rob and Met Galas they could demolish! The Ocean’s movies are each known and loved for going bigger than the one before. What could be more significant than doubling their all-star cast?
I can’t imagine that Ocean’s 14 wouldn’t be great after twenty years. All the original cast have all gotten an opportunity to develop and grow in their various storylines. You can’t persuade me that getting the group back together for one more romp through Europe’s remarkable capitals as in Ocean’s Twelve, or even an everlasting party again in Las Vegas doesn’t seem like the best thing ever. Come on gang, kiss the dice!