'Absolutely not': Director of Netflix's Klaus on why there won't be a sequel to the movie
The director of Netflix's Klaus has revealed there will "absolutely not" be a sequel to the Christmas film.
The animated movie became a massive hit after it was released on Netflix last month. In fact, the streaming service revealed last week that almost 30 million households across the globe had watched the film in its first four weeks.
However, Sergio Pablos - who directed the film, and was a co-writer alongside Jim Mahoney and Zach Lewis - ruled out a possible sequel in an interview with Digital Spy.
"The idea was always to finish the movie by laying our version of Santa at the feet of the audience, and saying, 'And this is where your Santa starts'," he said.
"We wanted to make sure we did not interfere with your own experience of Santa, but to offer a possible explanation of how we got there."
He added that there had been a number of different possible endings before they settled on the one that ended up in the film. However, he noted that "they were all geared towards that very same goal."
And as for a possible sequel to the film, it looks like it is a definitive 'no'.
"This is already a prequel to your Santa, so anything you were to put between those two would do away with the basic intent of this film," he said. "Plus, I’d much rather focus on finding the next great story."
We cannot wait to find out what that may be.
In case you haven't seen Klaus yet, the movie follows Jesper - who distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student - as he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters.
Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva, and discovers Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.
These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care.