No Big Deal But It Looks Like This Classic 2000s Film Might Finally Be Getting A Sequel

Opinions online are ranging from "the best thing to ever happen to me" to "can't think of anything I want less".
Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada
Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada
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The moment film fans have been waiting almost 20 years for looks like it might finally be here.

On Monday, Puck was the first to report that a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada could be in the works at Disney, with screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna apparently working on a follow-up to the much-loved original movie.

While the first film centred on Anne Hathaway’s character as she rose the ranks at the fictitious Runway magazine, the online outlet has claimed that the sequel will focus primarily on Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt’s roles, with both actors reportedly set to return for part two.

Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt played assistants to Meryl Streep's editor-in-chief in The Devil Wears Prada
Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt played assistants to Meryl Streep's editor-in-chief in The Devil Wears Prada

According to Puck: “The storyline being discussed focuses on Miranda Priestly, Streep’s Wintour-esque protagonist, at the end of her career, facing the decline of traditional magazine publishing.

“She’s forced to go head-to-head with her former assistant, Blunt’s Emily Charlton, now a high-powered executive at a Kering or LVMH-style luxury group, whose advertising dollars Priestly desperately needs.”

And needless to say, the news – which we should stress is still unconfirmed at the time of writing – has created a whole lot of chat on social media already:

The devil wears Prada sequel?!? with Meryl Streep returning!!!!!

— 💫 (@heyjaeee) July 8, 2024

a devil wears prada sequel would actually be the best thing to ever happen to me please god let this actually be true

— emma (@sugarhighem) July 8, 2024

I don’t care what it is, if Meryl Streep is in it, it’s my new favorite movie.

— Charlotte Stokely 🐝 (@char_stokely) July 9, 2024

I’m need Meryl to confirm this live, on air or insta live, I don’t care, find a way, before I believe this cause I’ve been burned and I’m not doing this heartbreak again…

— Olivia (@MsOliviaK) July 9, 2024

she’s literally never done a proper sequel of anything… this is major…

— aram (@aramnotagoat) July 8, 2024

I’m seated. The theater employees are scared and asking me to leave because it’s ‘not even filmed yet’ but I’m simply too seated

— em 🪐 (@notemilybohr) July 9, 2024

Starting the 2026 Oscars campaign for both of them, who’s onboard?

— Jake Viswanath (@jakeviswacare) July 8, 2024

when your day hasn’t gone well,
but then you remember that The Devil Wears Prada sequel is in the works.

— 𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲👠 (@literallyferr) July 8, 2024

i will not apologize for the person i will become if this happens

— Ally (@milfsincrime) July 8, 2024

We really don’t need a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada.

But I will 100% be watching this sequel to The Devil Wears Prada.

— Brad Stephenson (@Shuttlecock) July 9, 2024

Yes, we’ve so over done sequels because suits at studios don’t want to risk three dollars and a role of duct tape on original stories right now, but also, I’m absolutely here for this.

— Emerson Collins (@ActuallyEmerson) July 9, 2024

i fear this will be awful but im gonna eat it up so bad…..i cannot believe im getting more miranda priestly content

— ellie (@frankiebrgstein) July 9, 2024

— Matt DH (@DisneyScoopGuy) July 8, 2024

‘the devil wears prada’ is one of movies nearest and dearest to my heart. i think it’s perfect, and the ending was perfect.

i hope that the sequel does the characters justice, and doesn’t just fill in “where are they now” blanks

— tash✨🍸 (@tashpocket) July 8, 2024

Not to be rude, but what would a sequel of The Devil Wears Prada even look like? The fashion industry is so uninspired. Print media is dead. 80% of the jokes and storylines in that movie won’t fly today, and most importantly—we can’t survive more “real villain” discourse

— Meech (@MediumSizeMeech) July 8, 2024

can’t think of anything i want less than a hard-hitting sequel to the devil wears prada about the death of magazine publishing

— patrick (@patrick_sproull) July 8, 2024

I need to know if Stanley Tucci will also be reprising his role.

— H. José Bosch 🇵🇷 〽️🏆 (@HJBosch21) July 8, 2024

I really hope Andy broke up with her boyfriend and got new friends that support her career

— Sofiwani🐊 (@coffeewsofi) July 9, 2024

Back in April, Anne Hathaway told V magazine she was unconvinced about the possibility of returning for a Devil Wears Prada sequel.

“We all love each other and if somebody could come up with a way to do it, I think we’d all be crazy not to,” she said.

“But there’s a huge difference in the world now with technology, and one of the things about that particular story is it was about producing a physical object. Now with so much being digital, it would just be very different.”

She added: “Maybe me, Stanley [Tucci], Emily [Blunt], Meryl [Streep], [director] Dave Frankel, [costume designer] Patricia Field… we should just all do something else together. That’d be fun.”

Meanwhile, a new musical based on the Oscar-nominated film is coming to London later this year.

Vanessa Williams will be taking on the role of Miranda Priestley, previously played by Meryl, having previously racked up three Emmy nominations for her portrayal of a similarly ruthless magazine editor in the sitcom Ugly Betty.


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