Many people were unaware, yet delighted, that Before Midnight had been written and was in production following the success of the previous two movies. Now, Ethan Hawke has been discussing Before Midnight, claiming that it could well be the last in the series.
Hawke explained to Collider
, “[Before Midnight
’s] really a continuation. For me, we just filmed it a couple days ago and I’m still kind of high from the experience. The hardest thing will certainly be… that the first two have a real following. People care about these characters and we really feel an obligation not to let people down about it.
He added, “But at the same time, there’s no way we’re going to make everybody happy so we just had to try to go about with the same approach and same attitude. I love this movie. And I feel like in a strange way we may have come to the end of the story. We’ll see. We’ll see. You never know but it feels like the story’s reaching its resolution.”
Before Midnight is the third film in the trilogy following Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. The movies follow Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) as the meet and fall in love all in one day and night. The movie is expected to be released next year.